How many times in your life have you said the right thing at the right time? Often? Seldom? Quite rarely?
Most of us are experts in messing even the simplest and best of situations into the most awkward, embarrassing and sickening moment by saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. The worst part is, it happens more so often when we are actually sober.
So, here’s a tale which conveys an important message :
Sometimes, it is better to keep your mouth shut!
Once upon a time, 3 men from 3 different towns grew old and passed away from the material world after living a kind, humble and noble life. They were worshipped as the best of mankind in their respective towns for all the service they had done to their people.
For having lived a virtuous life, the chariots to heaven came down to earth to take these men. On their way up, they saw a frog sitting quietly on a tree, relaxing and enjoying the cool breeze. Suddenly a large snake slowly sneaked behind the frog and caught it in its mouth.
Looking at this scene in action, the man from the first town said “Aha! Look at that! What a wonderful catch! Silly old frog didn’t see that coming!”
Listening to the man’s comment, the dying frog was enraged and cursed him for being so heartless at the loss of his life! On being cursed by the frog, the man from town 1 was dropped down from the chariot of heaven.
Seeing this terrible turn of events, the man from town 2 became nervous and said “Oh poor frog! How mean and vicious of that snake to take the life of such a small being!”
Hearing this comment, the snake felt hurt and angry. It was his food, its prey and being called mean and vicious for having its meal made it really angry and the snake cursed the man. On being cursed by the snake, the man from town 2 was also dropped down from the chariot of heaven.
The man from town 3, who was the smartest among them, kept quiet throughout the entire journey. He supported neither the snake nor the frog. He chose to remain silent and made his way to the heaven.
One must know, when to speak and when not to. One should not stay quiet in the times of injustice and at the same time one should know when to remain quiet to get the best of results as well.
Hope you all had fun reading this week’s Story Time With A Difference! This is the very first time I have tried to narrate a story. Please share your valuable feedback in the comment box below. See you again next week on Story Time With A Difference!
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~ Yuvathi ❤ 🙂