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Re: Accountability partner(s)/group ???

Postby Bare_Truth » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:42 am

Petros wrote:.... But even then you have to bear in mind the story of King Midas And the donkey ears. ...
I had never heard that one before, but we do have the internet so for the benefit of those equally ignorant of some of the Greek Myths, From the website http://www.pantheon.org/articles/m/midas.html we can find this short form:

Pan challenged Apollo god of the music, to a test of skill at music.

Tmolus, god of the mountain, was the judge at the contest and ruled that Apollo was the victor.

Midas, being a follower of Pan, questioned the ruling and this offended Apollo.

As a punishment for Midas' lack of musical "taste", Apollo changed Midas' ears into donkey ears.

Ashamed of his disfigurement, he hid his ears under a large hat with only his barber knowing about the deformity.

It was so hard for the barber to keep the secret that he dug a hole, whispered the secret into the hole, then covered it with earth. From this spot grew reeds that whispered, "Midas has donkey ears!" every time the wind blew.

Another version has the queen letting out the secret. In the end, Midas ran away from Phrygia never to be heard from again.

Yet another ancient reference about the inability of Humans to keep secrets.
In Ecclesiastes 10:20 Solomon wrote:Curse not the king,
no not in thy thought;
and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber:
for a bird of the air shall carry the voice,
and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.

So then I suppose that an accountability group is likely to be something like a whole flock of birds.
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Re: Accountability partner(s)/group ???

Postby Petros » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:01 am

And THAT is a picture.

The mature trees surrounding our homestead not infrequently are visited by a huge gathering of medium blackinsh birds - often a mixture of starlings, grackles, redwings. You never heard such a cacophony of avian gossip.

What things we would prefer to keep secret are they sharing with the air?
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Re: Accountability partner(s)/group ???

Postby webmeister » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:14 am

Petros wrote:And THAT is a picture.

The mature trees surrounding our homestead not infrequently are visited by a huge gathering of medium blackinsh birds - often a mixture of starlings, grackles, redwings. You never heard such a cacophony of avian gossip.

What things we would prefer to keep secret are they sharing with the air?


Good thing others of us do not understand "Blacknish" LOL :)
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