One day the rats gathered to discuss and decide to make a plan that would free them forever from their enemy, the cat. They hope they will at least find a way to know when the cat will come, so they have time to run. Because all this time they continue to live in fear of the cat’s claws and they are sometimes very afraid to come out of the nest during the day or night.
Many plans have been discussed, but none of them are good enough. Finally a young mouse stood up and said:
“I have a plan that may look very simple, but I can guarantee that this plan will succeed. All we need to do is hang a bell on the cat’s neck. When we hear the bell ring, we can immediately know that our enemy has come.”
All the mice who heard the plan were surprised because they had never thought of the plan before. They then rejoiced because they felt the plan was very good, but in the midst of their excitement, an older mouse came forward and said:
“I say that the plan of the young rat is very good. But I will give one question: Who will hang the bell on the cat?”
Sometimes, speaking and doing things are different things.