I loved the donkey in shrek. He was not only funny but represented people who strongly believe what they are not. The donkies who feel they are steeds and this donkey lives in all of us. The beliefs of this donkey should not be taken for confidence because what they know is so limited in scope that they assume it is all what exists. Alas these characters are funny and usually good natured but they just can't get the work done and sometime annoying indeed. This donkey is important though because they also represent the the curiosities which if nurtured can lead us to unknown territories. The courage of this donkey alone and a proper mentoring can provide them the direction they need and then the onus will be on them to show how fast they can run.