In old times, there was a village having only one well for drinking water. One day a dog fell down in the well and died. The water became filthy and undrinkable.
The worried villagers went to the wise man for advice. They were told to take hundred buckets of water from the well so that clean water come to the surface of the well.
The villagers took hundred buckets but water status was same. They went to the wise man again. He suggested to take another hundred buckets. The villagers did the same but to no avail.
The villagers trid third time to take another hundred buckets as per the advice from the wise man but water was still impure.
The wise said, how come the whole well is polluted even removing this much considerable amount of water. Did you remove the dog body prior to taking three hundred buckets of water?
The villagers said, “no, you only advised us to take water out, not the dog’s body!”
Moral: We always try to resolve our problems without analyzing the root cause of the problem most of the time in our life. We never imagined the big picture to understand the root of the problem. If we work out more for the root cause, our problems will likely do not reoccur.
The Dog in the Well – Management Stories