Friday, April 20, 2007

Change Your Name or Change Who You Are

The army general, Alexander the Great, was known to be strict with his soldiers.

One night a soldier was found asleep on his guard duty. This was a serious offence and he had to appear before his commander.

Alexander was seated on his horse, the charge was read out and the soldier was asked, “What is your name?” The soldier said, “Alexander.”

The general was furious and he asked again, “What is your name?”

After the confirmation the general leant over and said, “Young man, either change your name or change who you are."

Geoff Pound

Image: Alexander the Great