posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 04:00 PM
Most readers will know about this joke but I will post it here anyway. Why did the chicken cross the road, to get to the other side.
As I am struggling about predicting the future I would like to hear your input. It has to do with ethics. I got the communication part of animals
pretty well I think even though I do not own chickens myself but am planning to have some one day.
Now suppose a rooster had a dream about his beloved hen crossing the road and getting run over. The rooster thinks about it the next day and comes up
with options about warning her without letting her know for what exactly. So he tries to explain warning signs to her like traffic lights. Comparing
them to the sun like they are extremely hot objects one needs to stay away from. They discuss different lights on the farm, like the one in the coop
which is very modern and happens to have special lights for her eggs so those are not dangerous. He already told her in the past once when the coop
was installed why her eggs kept disappearing even though there was nobody there, which is another story. But I digress.
So he tells her one day about red traffic lights, but she doesn't get it as there are no actual traffic lights on the farm so he tells her about
yellow and green as well. She still doesn't appear to understand roads and why not to cross them so he goes on explaining her about how roads are
like molten magma from vulcanos, only the tar doesn't come from volcanoes but from something else. Other animals then change the tar like beavers
change wood. Which is not important but it is important to stay away from the roads. Except the road on the farm, ofcourse but she already knew
Not understanding the difference between the farm road and all the other roads, he proceeds to explain to her different signs, like a stop sign, and
the white lines on the roads, which are not on the farm road so as soon as she sees a white line on a road then she should know beyond is not a farm
After awhile the rooster has another dream. He sees the same road and the same car except the hen didn't cross the road. He still stands there all
alone, waking people up like everyday, but now he has these incredible dreams about a future which never happened. The car happened to be one of those
pimped out ones driving on a homemade automated system, which he finds fascinating but doesn't have anyone to talk to. If he tells her about them and
other things, she might want to know more about the human world and she would not only find out what happens to her eggs but most importantly expose
herself to all kinds of dangers. The rooster can handle it all as the farmer explained it to him how they will all eventually see eachother again one
day in chicken heaven, he and she just have to be patient and she accepted this explanation at the time.
So if he tells her more sooner or later she would want to leave the farm and go all the way to the consumers house because that is where she would
believe her children are. Even if the farmer made a deal with a pastor so the rooster could direct the hen to his house on a sunday he might get away
with it, but this would also mean she would also see the entire 'logistics' system. There is also the problem of the farmer having to move his house
in the future because of road construction and it is unsure whether the hen will make it to the next farm due to stress as she might not be able to
lay eggs anymore. So the rooster must hurry in making up his mind about it as when it is too late she might not be able to handle what he wants to
share with her.
So what should the rooster do? Prevent the possible accident from happening and prevent suffering of his beloved hen or should he explain more to her
about the logistics and it all? If he doesn't tell her she will never know and never ever ask the questions once they are in heaven and he never
needs to tell and explain all those events which happened outside the farm to her.