INDIAN WISDOM

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    It's late fall and the Indians on a remote reservation in South Dakota
    asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold
    or mild.

    Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never been
    taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky, he couldn't
    tell what the winter was going to be like.

    Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the
    winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village
    should collect firewood to be prepared..

    But, being a practical leader, after several days, he got an
    idea He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and
    asked, 'Is the coming winter going to be cold?'

    'It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold,'
    the meteorologist at the weather service responded.

    So the chief went back to his people and told them to
    collect even more firewood in order to be prepared.

    A week later, he called the National Weather Service
    again. 'Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter?'

    'Yes,' the man at National Weather Service again replied,
    'it's going to be a very cold winter.'

    The chief again went back to his people and ordered them to
    collect every scrap of firewood they could find.

    Two weeks later, the chief called the National Weather
    Service again. 'Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be
    very cold?'

    'Absolutely,' the man replied. 'It's looking more and
    more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters we've ever
    seen.'

    'How can you be so sure?' the chief asked.

    The weatherman replied, 'The Indians are collecting firewood like crazy.'

    Remember this whenever you get advice from a government
    official!
     
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