An Unfair World

One day, a man while walking towards his office saw a beggar coming to him. The beggar was in a very bad condition. He was barefoot and his clothes were torn.

When the beggar asked for money, the man said, “Why don’t you work? Don’t you feel ashamed asking people for money?” at this the beggar replied, “I do feel ashamed asking for money. But once when I took money without asking, the police took me to jail.” The man had no answer for this. He went on his way to the office.

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Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Once there lived a grumpy king. He never used to laugh nor allow anyone in the kingdom to laugh.

One day, a small boy couldn’t control his laughter. Later, scared of the punishment, he thought of a pain. He wrote a funny story and converted it into a drama.

Then he went to the palace and asked the king, “May I present my drama to you?” the king let him do it. Then the boy started the play.

 In the end, he came to the funniest part of the story which made the king laugh.

All people present in the court were amazed. The king then allowed everybody to laugh. Everyone then lived happily thereafter.

The End..

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Learn And Earn

Chuan and Jing joined a wholesale company together just after graduation. Both worked very hard.

After several years, the boss promoted Jing to sales executive but Chuan remained a sales rep. One day Chuan could not take it anymore, tender resignation to the boss and complained the boss did not value hard working staff, but only promoted those who flattered him.

The boss knew that Chuan worked very hard for the years, but in order to help Chuan realize the difference between him and Jing, the boss asked Chuan to do the following. Go and find out anyone selling water melon in the market? Chuan returned and said yes. The boss asked how much per kg? Chuan went back to the market to ask and returned to inform boss the $12 per kg.

Boss told Chuan, I will ask Jing the same question? Jing went, returned and said, boss, only one person selling water melon. $12 per kg, $100 for 10 kg, he has inventory of 340 melons. On the table 58 melons, every melon weighs about 15 kg, bought from the South two days ago, they are fresh and red, good quality.

Chuan was very impressed and realized the difference between himself and Jing. He decided not to resign but to learn from Jing.

My dear friends, a more successful person is more observant, think more and understand in depth. For the same matter, a more successful person sees several years ahead, while you see only tomorrow. The difference between a year and a day is 365 times, how could you win?

Think! how far have you seen ahead in your life? How thoughtful in depth are you?

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 Monkey and The Wedge

A Merchant once started building a temple in the middle of his garden. Many masons and carpenters were working for the merchant. They took time off every day to go to the town for their lunch a batch of monkeys landed at the temple site and began playing with whatever caught their fancy. One of the monkeys saw a partly sawed log of wood and a wedge fixed in it so that it does not close up.

Curious to know what it is, the monkey began furiously tugging at the wedge. At last the wedge came off, not before trapping the legs of the monkey into the rift of the log. Very soon, not able to get his legs out of the closed wood, the monkey died.

“Therefore,”Karataka told Damanaka, “it is not wise to poke our nose into affairs that are not our concern. We have a food store. Why should we bother ourselves about this lion.?”

Damanaka retorted, “Food is not the centre of our life. The elders have said that wise men seek the help of the king to help friends and harm foes. There are hundred ways of collecting food. What matters is a life full of learning, courage and wealth. If living somehow is the goal, even the crow lives long eating leftovers.”

“True, but we are not ministers any more. The elders have always said that the stupid person who offers uncalled for advice to the king invites not only insult but also deceit,”said Karataka.

“No, “Damanaka said,”anyone who serves the king with devotion is bound to earn his favour in the long run. The one who does not remains where he is. Those who understand why the king is angry or generous will one-day rise in office. It is necessary to be in the good books of the king.”

“Okey, what do you want to do now?” asked Karataka.

“You know the king is scared now. We will ask him what frightens him and using the six ways of diplomacy get close to him.”

“How do you know the king is scared?”

“Changes in posture, signs, pace, actions, conversation, looks and expression indicate the working of the mind. I will approach the fear-struck king today and with my intelligence, I will dispel his fear and once again become his minister,”said Damanaka.

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Most Powerful

A father provided best of education, good moral support, money and everything possible to his son.

That boy becomes a top shot. His son gets a grand cabin in the best office of world.

His father feels proud and very powerful. He visits his office.

Son is sitting on his chair. Father goes to the back side, keeps his hands on the shoulders of his son.

And father asks a question: Who is the most powerful man in the world?

(Father expects that son will say- of course you dad.)

Son proudly says: I am the most powerful person.

Father feels shattered. With wet eyes tries to walk out of the office. But at gate asks once again- oh so you feel that you are most powerful.

Son says innocently:

No, dad you are most powerful.

Father: But couple of minutes back you said that you are most powerful.

Son: I said rightly. At that time your hands were on my shoulders. LOVE YOU DAD.

Moral of the story is: Without parents blessings we are nothing.

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Learn To Live With Your Weakness

It was a fine day during the rainy season. A peacock was dancing happily in a forest. Suddenly he remained of his ugly rough voice. His face turned pale and his eyes started watering.

Suddenly he saw a nightingale sitting on a nearly tree and singing. Listening her, the peacock lamented what a sweet voice she has, which everybody loves and praises but when I utter a sound everybody makes fun of me. How jinxed am I.

Just then appeared Juna- wife of Jupiter, the chief of gods. She asked the peacock why are you sad? The peacock sobbed out I have got such a beautiful body that is praised by all but my voice is so bad that everyone laugh at it. So this beauty is useless.

The goddess replied, “You are the only one who is unhappy. Several creatures have been gifted by God with various gifts like- you the beauty, eagle the strength, nightingale the sweet voice, so on and so forth. So don’t grumble over your weakness, accept the way it is and be happy.”

Hence, one should not regret on what he/she doesn’t have rather be satisfied with what one has.

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A Short Story on Self-Confidence

There was a business executive who was deep in dept and could see no way out.

Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment. He sat on the park bench head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy.

Suddenly an old man appeared before him. “I can see that something is troubling you,” he said.
After listening the executive’s woes , the old man said, “I believe I can help you.”

He asked the man his name, wrote out a check, and pushed it into his hand saying, “Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can pay me back at that time.”
Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come.

The business executive saw in his hand a check for $5,00,000, signed by John D. Rockefeller, then one of the richest men in the world!

“I can erase my money worries in an instant!” he realized. But instead, the executive decided to put the uncashed check in his safe. Just knowing it was there might give him the strength to work out a way to save his business, he thought.

With renewed optimism, he negotiated better deals and extended terms of payment. He closed several big sales. Within a few months, he was out of debt and making money once again.

Exactly one year later, he returned to the park with the uncashed check. At the agred-upon time, the old man appeared. But just as the executive was about to hand back the check and share his success story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man.

“I’m so glad I caught him!” she cried. “I hope he hasn’t been bothering you. He’s always escaping from the rest home and telling people he’s John D. Rockefeller.”

And she led the old man away by the arm.

The astonished executive just stood there, stunned. All year long he’d been wheeling and dealing, buying and selling, convinced he had half a million dollars behind him.

Suddenly, he realized that it wasn’t the money, real or imagined, that had turned his life around. It was his newfound self-confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after.

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