by Aduke Obey | November 25, 2012

I once heard an intriguing story that demonstrates the power of resilient endurance in the face of daunting limitations. Truck loads of codfishes were shipped into a foreign country on two different occasions for exports earnings, and of course, for culinary purposes. It was discovered at the end of the trips that the cod fishes lost their flavour. Exasperated with the colossal loss of fortune, the handlers introduced some catfishes in the next voyage as "escorts" to the codfishes. The decision was informed by the fact that codfishes and catfishes are at cross-purposes as sworn enemies.

The codfish had no moment’s respite as it brought to fore its survival instincts, staying awake, maneuvering, ducking and swimming away from the predators all the time that the lengthy trip endured! He had to stay awake and alive, or die in the course of the journey, a seemingly impossible prospect by all account!

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