A tale by the Lebanese writer Mikail Naaimé can illustrate the danger of following other’s methods, as noble as they may seem.
“We need to free ourselves from the slavery in which mankind keeps us,” an ox said to its companions. “For years we hear human beings saying that the door to freedom is stained with the blood of the martyrs. We will find it and will get in there with the power of four horns.”
They walked for days and nights through the road until they saw a door stained with blood.
“Here is the door to freedom,” they said. “We know our brothers were sacrificed in there.”
One by one, the oxen began to enter. And only inside, when it was way too late, did they realized that it was the door to the slaughterhouse.