Game of Life
Submitted by NavEeN John on 25 April 2011 - 5:29pm
There once lived a wise man in a village. So it hurt him very much when
the village headman told him, "Your son doesn't know, what's more
valuable, gold or silver."
The wise man called his son and asked, "What is more valuable - gold or
Gold," said the son.
"That is correct. Why is it then that the village headman makes fun of you
& claims you do not know the value of gold or silver? Explain this to
me, son." Father asked.
So the son told "Every day on my way to school, the village headman calls
me to his house. He holds out a silver coin in one hand and a gold coin
in other. He asks me to pick up the more valuable coin. I pick the silver coin. He laughs & makes fun of me. And then I go to school. This happens
every day. That is why he told you."
The father was confused. "Why don't you pick up the gold coin?" he asked.
In response, the son took the father to his room and showed him a box. In
the box had at least a hundred silver coins. Turning to his father, the
son said, "The day I pick up the gold coin the game will stop. Village
headman will stop having fun and I will stop making money."
Moral : Sometimes in life, we have to play the fool. That does not mean we
lose in the game of life. It just means allowing others to win in one
arena of the game, while we win in the other arena of the game. We have to
choose which arena matters to us most.
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