An absent minded astronomer was interested in nothing, but simply staring and staring at the stars. Every night he would go out, and he would look and study them in the sky. One evening he was walking along as usual, his head in the air and his eyes fixed on the stars. He didn‘t notice that there was a deep well in front of him. As he made his way along, he suddenly tripped and fell into the well.
“ Help me someone!“
He sat at the bottom of the well, soaked to the skin and calling for help. A passerby heard his shouts and peered down into the hole.
“Please help me!“
begged the astronomer.
“ I was so busy studying the stars that I didn‘t notice the well.“
“That‘s your fault“
the passerby told him.
“ You really should have looked where you were going!“
It‘s no use fixing our minds on higher things, like the stars and the sky, if we ignore what is going on around us.