Everybody’s dancing

There’s an old story about a spider, who built a beautiful web and kept it clean and shiny so that flies would patronize it. Each time he trapped a fly he would clean up on him so the other flies would not get suspicious. Then one day a more intelligent fly came by and got invited in. But the fly said: “No, I don’t see other flies there, and I am not going in alone!” But soon after he saw a crowd of flies dancing around on a piece of brown paper, and he made straight for it. Just before he landed, a bee zoomed by, saying, “Don’t land there, stupid! That’s flypaper!” But the intelligent fly shouted back, “Don’t be silly. Those flies are dancing. There’s a big crowd there. Everybody’s doing it. That many flies can’t be wrong!”
It’s like Jesus said: the highway to hell is broad enough for all the multitudes who choose to follow the crowd.

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  1. Pingback: Of Flies and Flypaper | Two Voices, One Song

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