Taste of turtle (NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB)

Taste of turtle (NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB)

You who caught the turtles better eat them, goes the ancient adage.

The origin of the expression is as follows. It was said that a

group of fishermen caught a large number of turtles. After cooking

them, they found out at the communal meal that these sea animals

were much less edible than they thought: not many members of

the group were willing to eat them. But Mercury happened to be

passing by—Mercury was the most multitasking, sort of put-

together god, as he was the boss of commerce, abundance,

messengers, the underworld, as well as the patron of thieves and

brigands and, not surprisingly, luck. The group invited him to join

them and offered him the turtles to eat. Detecting that he was only

invited to relieve them of the unwanted food, he forced them all to

eat the turtles, thus establishing the principle that you need to eat

what you feed others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skin in the Game

NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB



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