A great video called Wire Cutters made by Jack Anderson is a short animation film that cover two robots who have a chance encounter. The moral of the story is profound, but what I got from it was, don’t be selfish and sabotage a good thing.
The two robots whilst searching and collecting what appears to be emerald diamonds, have a chance encounter and go one to learn a valuable lesson. Although I am sure the message and lesson will be different for many, the lesson for me was don’t be selfish and sabotage a good thing,
They discover that they each have a weakness which hinders their ability to optimally search and mine these diamonds, but also discover that they each have opposing strengths to enable them to work great as a team and overcome each others weaknesses and achieve success in their mission.
Seeing this, and how they could help themselves by helping each other, they join forces, by gathering the diamonds in a much more effective and time efficient way by leveraging and focusing on using each others strengths.
Soon, they start to gather the diamonds at records pace with the two of them being much happier than before, as well as added benefit of having the company of one another.
But, when it comes time to share out the diamonds, one of them makes a shocking and questionable decision which sends the other into a fit of rage.
The outcome is one of disastrous consequences with the robot who made the wrong choice, regretting their actions. By that time, it is too late to do anything about it and serves as a great life lesson, the importance of unity when working towards a worthy ideal for the benefit of all. Together we can achieve more.
When you have something good going, don’t sabotage or do anything to jeopardise and destroy it.