Said by Hamlet in Shakespeare. The best demonstration of this principle is The Parable of the Chinese Farmer. A Chinese farmer’s horse runs away one day and when the villagers come to see him and say how terrible this is! The farmer responds “Good. Bad. Too soon to tell.” The next day his horse returns and it brings a wild horse it has found as companion. The villagers come to the farmer rejoicing at his good fortune. He has another horse! The farmer says “Good. Bad. Too soon to tell.” The day after that, his son is training the wild horse and it throws his son causing him to break his leg. The villagers come to him cursing this free horse. His son has been maimed. What wretched bad luck! And the farmer responds “Good. Bad. Too soon to tell.” The next day the army comes and drafts all the young men except for the farmer’s son who has a broken leg. The villagers tell the farmer how fortunate he is. The farmer says “Good. Bad. Too soon to tell.” The story can go on as long as you want. However, the lesson remains the same.