The ship Britannia was wrecked off the coast of Brazil. The crew, hoping to save its kegs of gold, started to carry the barrels on deck. But the vessel was breaking so fast that they had to abandon their efforts and rush for the lifeboats. Just before the last one pushed off, a young midshipman was sent back to see if anyone had been left behind. To his surprise, a man sat on the deck with a hatchet by his side. He had broken open a few kegs and was heaping the gold around him. "What are you doing?" shouted the sailor.
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“What’s with Rufus?” Longinus asked. “Makes sense he wants to dash to the village every moment he’s off duty, but when I ask him if he wants to go trolling the streets with me, he says ‘no.’ He always used to.”
According to the story, once when the great Greek mathematician Euclid was teaching a king about geometry his pupil complained because the subject was hard. Wasn’t there an easier path to knowledge? Euclid informed the king that there is no royal road to learning.