The Allegory of the Fruit Tree

Yeah so there was this young dude or dudette… friends, family, even strangers came to them asking for money. This person never really asked if they had more than them or not. But decided: “Well, how should I solve this problem?”

They used their good mind and said, “Hey look… I have an idea to help us all make money!”

The group asking for money: “Great! What is it?”

The dude or dudette: “Let’s grow a big tree of fruit! We can eat some and sell some. We’ll always have some food to eat, share and make some money off of.”

Group: “Great! Don’t move.” Then they clobber the dude or dudette… take them to another town, and abandon them there.

Back at the original town, they grow a big tree and over the years it helped all kinds of people, locals and visitors. People even posed by it for photos every so often. They sold tshirts, had a fruit stand for a while, then they created a farmers market and the community thrived.. until there was no more water. They had planted orchards of different trees and then… also… the demand dropped as supply became too great. They started throwing out fruits almost daily.

One day someone says, “Hey, what about the dude or dudette? Shouldn’t we bring them back and give them some fruit?”

Group: “No, just throw away the surplus.”

“We clobbered Sarah.” – the ‘wind’
“We are dead meat.” – the ‘wind’