You know the story – two guys go up a hill for some water and one of them broke something and was put to bed… now what the hell is the moral of this story???
Hmmm…cant be “dont climb mountains for some damn water!”, can it? (I, for one, fail to understand why anyone would have to go UP a hill for water…but I digress).
Let us try to understand this a little more closely…are Jack and his buddy looking for the wrong thing at the wrong place? or is it inefficient usage of resources (maybe, they should have designed an elaborate drainage/pipeline system to get the water down the hill thus avoiding having the climb the hill, in the first place).
Lets look at it from yet another angle : only Jack got hurt. Does that mean that Jill was smarter? or maybe it means that there are times when you should not lead…at such times, it is safer to follow than to lead…after all it helped Jill.
But I think you are missing the point (there is more?!!)…metaphors are a BAD thing..they are used to make a point and once that is lost, they story itself creates a huge mess… The Ramayana and the Mahabharata were just that — metaphors (Good beats Evil 2-0)…but somehow , somewhere we lost the point…these epics have become ends in themselves…people have started revering them…so, lets revisit these epics and learn the true meaning…the guys who wrote them were trying to make a point…lets try and figure out what that was…