There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and
told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence. The first day the
boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks as he learned to control his anger,
the number of nails hammered daily, gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold
his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally, the day came when the boy didn’t lose
his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pulls out one
nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was
finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and
led him to the fence. He said “you have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The
fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one.”
Moral: You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m
sorry, the wound is still there. Make sure you control your temper the next time you are tempted
to say something you will regret later.
Bhola owns a donkey called Khandya. Bhola is a very tolerant and kind master. The donkey is
lazy and is always finding ways to avoid work. Once while returning with loads of salt on his back,
Khandya falls in the river. He realizes that the fall has lessened the weights of the sacks as the salt
has dissolved in the water. The next few days Khandya purposely falls into the water every day.
Bhola is unhappy at the way Khandya is behaving because he is losing money in the process. He
decides to teach Khandya a lesson. The next day instead of salt bags he loads Khandya with bags
of cotton. Khandya is unaware of the change. As planned, he falls into the water and gets the bags
wet. He is surprised to find the load unbearable. His otherwise master also starts beating him.
Khandya learns his lesson and starts behaving.
Moral: Work with honesty and sincerity because laziness will ruin you.
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