“If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.” -Chinese Proverb
Once upon a time there was a chick named Ginger who liked to chase rabbits. Not just any rabbits, but two in particular named Thumper and Flopsy. She started chasing Thumper first, and he was quite a challenge by himself. She spent many long hours trying to learn everything about him she could, and she was certain that one day she would catch him.
Then along came Flopsy. Ginger was fascinated by her, the way she moved was so different from Thumper. She thought that the two of them complimented one another, and if she could catch both of them she would have the perfect pair of rabbits. So she started to study Flopsy the way she had studied Thumper.
Time went by and Ginger realized she wasn’t really any closer to capturing either rabbit. The time she was putting into chasing Flopsy only allowed Thumper to get farther away. To be able to catch either one of them could require a lifetime of work, and she wasn’t a spring chicken anymore.
Ginger was torn. Should she focus all of her attention on just one rabbit to increase her odds of success, or should she continue her possibly futile quest for the perfect pair?
(To be continued…)