|Story No 24|
24-Be a Human First
In ancient times, a King placed a boulder on a roadway. Then he hid himself behind a large tree trunk just to watch and to see if anyone would remove that huge rock from there. Even some of the King's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it and went away. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded to move it out of the way. After the peasant had removed the stone he noticed a purse lying on the road at the place where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant knew what many of us never understand.
[Try to be human. If others are not caring for something, it does not mean that you also should not care for it.]
Created by Sushma Gupta on January 15, 2002
Modified on 05/04/13