An elephant bathed in a river and was travelling along its route.
As it approached a bridge, it noticed a pig completely drenched in dirty mud from opposite directions.
The elephant calmly moved to one side, allowing the filthy pig to pass, and then proceeded on its way.
When they heard this, several elephants questioned their friend’s actions. ‘Was it due to fear that you moved to the side?”
“I could have easily crushed the pig beneath my leg,” the elephant said, “but I was clean, and the pig was quite dirty.” Moreover, crushing it would have made my leg muddy, something I wanted to avoid. As a result, I stepped away.”