Blind Turtle And Floating log

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Nov 13, 2016 23:37 story
It is said the once upon a time, deep in the sea lived a thousand-year-old blind turtle.

Every thousand years, or perhaps longer than that, it would swim up to the surface of the sea to take a breath.

Coincidentally, there was a rotten log with a cave drifting on the ocean.

More coincidentally, the turtle came across the log and then swam into the cave.

This Chinese fable means not in a million years will something happen.

We like to use this story as a metaphor to delineate that it is as difficult for a blind turtle to run into a log in the immense ocean as it is for us to meet a person among countless people.