Tom, Bob, and Jake, three buddies, find themselves lost in a dense forest. After hours of wandering, they stumble upon a mysterious genie lamp.
Curious and hopeful, Tom rubs the lamp, and the genie appears. “You each get one wish to help you find your way out of the forest,” the genie declares.
Tom, always the athletic type, wishes for incredible strength to navigate through the dense vegetation. With a resounding POOF, Tom’s muscles bulge, and he effortlessly clears a path through the thick foliage, leading the way.
Inspired by Tom’s success, Bob steps up and wishes for a mode of transportation to make the journey easier. Another POOF, and there’s a shiny mountain bike at Bob’s disposal. He pedals through the forest, leaving the tangled trails behind in no time.
Now it’s Jake’s turn. He observes Tom’s strength and Bob’s bike, then smiles at the genie. “I wish for the intelligence and wisdom to find the quickest and easiest way out of this forest.”
With a final POOF, Jake transforms into a brilliant cartographer. He pulls out a detailed map, carefully studies the terrain, and leads Tom and Bob on a shortcut that bypasses the tricky areas.
As they exit the forest with ease, Tom and Bob look at Jake in amazement. “How did you figure that out so quickly?” they ask.
Jake grins and replies, “Well, sometimes the smartest way to navigate a problem is by using your head and not relying on sheer strength or fancy gadgets.”