Once upon a time there was a bull and beside him there was a pheasant; grazing in a field.
The bull was grazing on the grass and the pheasant was picking ticks off the bull, they were partners.
After a while, the pheasant looked toward a tree at the edge of the field and nostalgically said, “alas, there was a time when I could fly to the top most branch of that tree, but today, I do not have the strength even to reach the first branch.”
The bull, rather nonchalantly said “that’s no problem, just east a bit of my dung every day and within a fortnight, you will have the strength to reach the top of the tree.”
The pheasant replied “oh come off it, how is that possible?”
The bull said “please try and see, the whole of humanity is on it, you could try it too.”
Very hesitantly the pheasant started pecking away and low and behold, on the very first day it reached the first branch of the tree…
In a fortnights time, sure enough, he’d reached the top most branch of the tree! So he just sat on the top branch, had a look at the scenery and stayed there a while enjoying the view…
From somewhere nearby, a farmer looked up and saw the fat old pheasant sitting at the top of the tree, he took out his shotgun and shot him straight off the tree!
The morale of the story is, even bullshit can get you to the top, but it will never let you stay there!