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The Gnat and The Bull – Aesop’s fables

A Bull was busy grazing in a meadow when a Gnat began to buzz around its horns. Finally, after flying around for a bit, the Gnat settled down on the tip of the bull’s horns, resting for a bit. 

When it decided to leave, the Gnat began to apologies to the bull for the inconvenience he had caused. “I am sorry for causing you so much trouble by sitting on your horn” said the Gnat. 

“There is no need to worry, I didn’t even notice you” said the Bull. The Gnat had over evaluated its importance. He did not mean much, yet he imagined himself to have a big impact. 

We usually over estimate the importance of instances involving ourselves.

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