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An Arrogant Editor
The Writer and The Editor
Once there was a writer, among many other writers, his wisdom and rebellious nature made him stand out. The writer used to work for an institution and wrote several content for learners. The material was published in the institutional books in form of poetry, prose, science and everything else. The instituition publishing department had an editor. This man thought himself as God, just like a barber would think he's bigger than the King while trimming his hair. He fueled his vain ego by telling himself thus, "Writers write, they can only do so much. It is I who decides whether to publish their work or not. I judge the writers, I am their God." One day the writers appealed to the Principal of the school, about the incompetence of the editor and how he rejected their writings based on pure impudence. He only wanted to impose his authority, by randomly rejecting even the most brilliant novel. The principal wanted nothing to do with this, so he called forth the editor, in order to settle the dispute. The editor, looking down on the writers, said condescendingly, "Writers write, they can only do so much! I choose who gets published and who not. I judge quality of your writings, I'm your God." The wise writer said in reply, "A writer is like a chef and his writing is food, readers are like the diners waiting to eat the food, food for thought that be too. But an editor is like the intermediate man, the one who brings the food from the kitchen to the dining table, he's merely a butler, a luxury. He gets no praise for the taste of the food neither are his serving skills much appreciated ever. He holds little importance and his name is never forgotten as it is never remembered. It is the writers for whom they exist." The editor resigned realizing how unimportant his existence was and no one ever saw him again.
Moral: Know your role and shut your mouth!