Saturday, April 28, 2018


In the famous tale by Ahiqar, later picked up by Aesop (then again by La Fontaine), the dog boasts to the wolf all the contraptions of comfort and luxury he has, almost prompting the wolf to enlist.  Until the wolf asks the dog about his collar and is terrified when he understands its use.  "'Of all your meals, I want nothing,'  He ran away and is still running."
     The question is:  what would you like to be, a dog or a wolf?

-Nassim Nicholas Taleb,  Skin In The Game:  Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Aesop's tale of the Wolf and Dog is here

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