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A Little Boy and a Wise Old Man

This is a story about a little boy and a wise old man. Please read on.

One upon a time, there lived an aged man and a little boy of less than 10 years of age. It happens that people visits this man to get advice from him for different issues bothering them. His advice were said to be on point and if and when you apply them precisely, they do work magic. A day came that this little boy grew weary of seeing the enormous crowd that troops in to visit this man. He decided to try a trick with the intent of disproving the judgement of this man. He caught a butterfly and took it to meet the old man. When he got there, the old asked him, “little boy, what troubles you”? The boy replied, “I want you to tell me if the butterfly in my hand is dead or alive” (with the intention of squeezing the butterfly to death if the old man says it’s alive and to let it fly if he says it was dead). The man looked at him and sighed in contempt. The mans reply to the boy was surprising to everyone who were present. He said to the boy, “little boy, what becomes of you is of your making. I can’t kill your butterfly neither can I make it alive for you. Whatever happens to it in your hands depends on you and you alone.” The little boy had to leave the scene full of regrets and sadness.

By interpretation, everyone of us has a great destiny ahead of us. Life holds lots of promises for us but what becomes of our destinies and promises is solely our business. Our experiences in life depends on our decisions for ourselves. People will tend to affect you positively or negatively but you are responsible for what you allow and disallow in your life. No one is responsible for you, you are solely responsible for what you become.

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Rule Fearlessly!


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Posted by on October 4, 2012 in Motivation, Positivity


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