By Rohi Shetty
Two men were chopping wood in the forest. One man worked continuously but the second man rested for a few minutes every hour. At the end of the day, the first man was surprised to see that the other had a much bigger pile of chopped wood.
“How did you manage to chop more wood than me, though you rested every hour?” he asked.
“While I was resting,” replied the other, “I was sharpening my axe.”
That’s why Abraham Lincoln is reported to have said, “Give me six hours to cut a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
In the modern world, we hardly use axes. So what is our most powerful tool?
Think about it for a moment…
When schoolchildren are asked which is the most powerful tool, they gave answers like power drills, rockets, robots, nuclear weapons, internet, computers, supercomputers, and so on. They are all