A good one found on another site: Modern Parable A man fell into a pit and couldn't get himself out... A subjective person came along and said, "I feel for you down there." An objective person walked by and said, "It's logical that someone would fall down there." A Pharisee said, "Only bad people fall into pits." A mathematician calculated how deep the pit was. A self-pitying person said, "You haven't seen anything until you've seen my pit." A Christian Scientist observed, "The pit is just in your mind." A psychologist noted, "Your mother and father are to blame for your being in that pit." A self-esteem therapist said, "Believe in yourself and you can get out of that pit." An optimist said, "Things could be worse." A pessimist claimed, "Things will get worse. Jesus, seeing the man, took him by the hand and lifted him out of the pit. Feel like you're in a pit today? Ask God for a lift up, he'll help you out.