THE MONKEY AND THE PEAS
A monkey was carrying two handfuls of peas. One little pea dropped out. He tried to pick it up, and spilt twenty. He tried to pick up the twenty, and spilt them all. Then he lost his temper, scattered the peas in all directions, and ran away.
FABLES, LEO TOLSTOY, 1828-1910
Interpretation: if you overly focus on one opportunity not going well, particularly at the expense of other opportunities you have a hold of, you will end up losing more than just the one that is not working out. It is better to maintain all of your other options than to squander them on another
Current predicament in life reminded me of this parable from 48 Laws of Power and I wanted to share it because it is a good one. The chapter is Law 36: Disdain things you cannot have: Ignoring them is the best revenge
Parable is highly applicable to opportunities in life not necessarily going your way, not just women