Friday, May 29, 2009

Part 3- My last installment

This shall be my last installment on all these words of wisdom. I wanna make it short and sweet as possible. Again, i would like to reiterate that i quoted this from an email sent to me but i zest-ed it with my own interpretation, hopefully to either fortify the message or making it digest-able for ME and others.


This is a true story which happened in the States. A man came out of his home to admire his new truck. To his puzzlement, his three-year-old son was happily hammering dents into the shiny paint of the truck. The man ran to his son, knocked him away, hammered the little boy's hands into pulp as punishment. When the father calmed down, he rushed his son to the hospital.

Although the doctor tried desperately to save the crushed bones, he finally had to amputate the fingers from both the boy's hands. When the boy woke up from the surgery & saw his bandaged stubs, he innocently said, 'Daddy, I'm sorry about your truck. Then he asked, 'but when are my fingers going to grow back?' The father went home & committed suicide.

Sad story huh? Writing from my own experience, i've knocked many fingers throughout my life. some of which i regretted till now, some done intentionally to create permanent damage. Nevertheless, the sense of guilt will never vanquish despite the intention(s) that we had. A mistake done once is forgiven but the same mistake done twice will just show how stupid a person can be. I would fall into the stupid category for this case. Relentlessly.

But some, even with committed once could be fatal. I guess before we wanna start making one, think about the possible repercussion that awaits us. If it is worth of taking, again the choice is always in our hands.

Think about this story the next time someone steps on your feet or u wish to take revenge. Think first before u lose your patience with someone u love. Trucks can be repaired.. Broken bones & hurt feelings often can't. Too often we fail to recognize the difference between the person and the performance. We forget that forgiveness is greater than revenge.

People make mistakes. We are allowed to make mistakes. But the actions we take while in a rage will haunt us forever.


Different people have different perception. One man's meat could be another man's poison. A couple bought a donkey from the market. On the way home, a boy commented, 'Very stupid. Why neither of them ride on the donkey? 'Upon hearing that, the husband let the wife ride on the donkey. He walked besides them. Later, an old man saw it and commented, 'The husband is the head of family. How can the wife ride on the donkey while the husband is on foot?' Hearing this, the wife quickly got down and let the husband ride on the donkey.

Further on the way home, they met an old Lady. She commented, 'How can the man ride on the donkey but let the wife walk. He is no gentleman.'
The husband thus quickly asked the wife to join him on the donkey. Then, they met a young man. He commented, 'Poor donkey, how can you hold up the weight of two persons. They are cruel to you.' Hearing that, the husband and wife immediately climbed down from the donkey and carried it on their shoulders.

It seems to be the only choice left. Later, on a narrow bridge, the donkey was frightened and struggled. They lost their balance and fell into the river.
You can never have everyone praise you, nor will everyone condemn you. Never in the past, not at present, and never will be in the future.

Well said by the writer. What we see or belief might not necessarily reflects the same to others. At times we can or may try to get some alignment to avoid conflict but sometimes it might just lead both parties being entangled.

Thus, do not be too bothered by others words if our conscience is clear..

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