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I don't know about "corny," but I do think it's a strange analogy.I thought it was a good comparison between the two types of workout. Why would you say it’s corny?
Okay, the first leopard is impressively powerful and badass. Cool, I'd want to be like that leopard. If the story stopped there, it would make sense as an illustration of the value of overwhelming physical power.
But the second leopard is old and injured. It doesn't struggle to make the kill because of it's training or nature, but because of time and circumstance. The injury is "a common hazard to alpha predators in the wild." Age and injury catch up to all of us -- if we're lucky.
Nevertheless, the old leopard makes its kill and fights off the hyenas. That's powerful and badass in its own way. It's arguably more admirable to persist and succeed in the face of obstacles than to just take advantage of natural gifts under ideal circumstances -- and I'm at a stage of life where I relate more to the old leopard.
If the story was about a hyena who relentlessly chased down its prey with its "android work capacity" to the point where the prey collapsed from exhaustion and submitted to death, what would be the lesson? What about a pack of hyenas that let the young leopard do all the work and then succeeded in stealing the prey?
This has nothing to do with the value of the program, but the analogy invites deconstruction.