Shishu Sansaar | Stories-Great People
22-Respect Your Father
On the first day, Abraham Lincoln, as President, entered to give his inaugural address. Just in the middle, one man stood up. He was a rich aristocrat. He said - "Mr. Lincoln, you should not forget that your father used to make shoes for my family." And the whole senate laughed; they thought they had made a fool of Abraham Lincoln.
But Lincoln - and that type of people are made of a totally different mettle.
The whole Senate was struck dumb. They could not understand what kind of the man Abraham Lincoln was. He had made the 'Shoe Making', an art, a creativity. And he was proud because his father did the job so well that not even a single complaint had ever been heard about his shoes.
[People should learn to appreciate and respect their fathers and their profession. No man is lower, no profession is lower, one must feel proud of his work.]
Shamaa bujh jaaye to jal sakatee hai.
One more story of Abraham Lincoln - of his continuous efforts...
Created by Sushma Gupta on January 15, 2002
Modified on 10/16/13