Two friends were washing their bowls in the river when they noticed a scorpion that was drowning. One of them immediately scooped it up and set it upon the bank. In the process he was stung. He went back to washing his bowl and again the scorpion fell in. The friend saved the scorpion and was again stung. The other friend asked him, "Friend, why do you continue to save the scorpion when you know it's nature is to sting?"
"Because," he replied, "to save it is my nature."
(Another version of this story describes a fox who agrees to carry a scorpion on its back across a river, upon the condition that the scorpion does not sting him. But the scorpion does indeed sting the fox when they are in midstream. As the fox begins to drown, taking the scorpion with him, he pleadingly asks why the scorpion has jeopardized both of them by stinging. "Because it's my nature.")
Despite the consequences all things can not be but what they are. Each acts according to its nature and no amount of logic or reason overcomes our basic fundamental nature...
Nature shows you what is right, it is your choice to listen and follow through with it no matter the cost."