Only If You Need Elephants!

Often we are overcome by the “opportunity” and in our enthusiasm do not think though the issues and wind up with an elephant all right but it may turn out to be a white elephant.

Succumbing to anything is not good. Carl Jung once said that one should not succumb to anything whether it be idealism or morphine. All too often people think that they are to abandon critical thought and give their allegiance to religious leaders without question. There are many examples of such but such, I suspect, is not what God had in mind. Let us not get carried away and buy elephants without thinking!


New York City’s Mayor David N. Dinkins, when urged by Manhattan officials to buy some property thought to be an “extraordinary opportunity for the city,” said: “If they’re selling elephants two for a quarter, that’s a great bargain. But only if you have a quarter—and only if you need elephants.

Leonard Buder in New York Times