The Parable of the Warrior

The Master said to the Apprentice, “There was once a warrior who trained to be best at fighting with his hands. One day in battle, his hands were injured. He was at first despondent, until an idea struck him. He trained to fight with his elbows.

“One day his elbow-fighting was defeated by an opponent and his elbows damaged, and he trained to fight with his shoulders. When his shoulders were injured, he trained with his feet. When his feet were damaged, his knees. When his knees were injured, his head. When his head was injured, he had nothing left to him.

“What can we learn from this warrior?”

The Apprentice said to the Master, “Dude shoulda used a gun.”