Aesop's Fable Friday
A Donkey was being driven down a mountain road, and after jogging along for a while sensibly enough, he suddenly left the track and rushed to the edge of a precipice.
He was just about the leap over the edge when his Driver caught hold of his tail and did his best to pull him back: but pull as he might he couldn't get the Donkey to budge from the brink.
At last the Driver gave up, crying, "All right, then, get to the bottom your own way; but it's the way to sudden death as you'll find out quick enough."
Moral of the story: A willful beast must go his own way.