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Think&Exist | Holes in our fences !

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 back of 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 pull 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.  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.”

A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.

Categories: FWD:able, Think&Exist
  1. April 25, 2008 at 4:07 am

    Very nice ..

  2. Rakesh
    April 25, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    @ Jaydip;

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting.

    I dont really fwd the fwds that land in my inbox. A quick glance through, and it gets filed away for eternity in the most useful folder called Trash! 🙂

    There some that are pretty powerful in their message, removing the wrapping fluff of ‘send it 10 other people and good luck, bad luck, indifferent luck will fall upon you like a ton of bricks’!!

    This is one such.

    Such fwds get elevated and get a place on ~TimePass~.

    Hope to see you more on this site.

  3. April 25, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    That was good.

    Though I am feeling more like Calvin today. I hate the stories that have morals. 😛

  4. April 30, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Beautiful 🙂

    M linking your page to a similar post I had written some time ago… 🙂

  5. realfantasy23
    July 10, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    *snif* *snif* … I need to control my anger more often now

  1. April 30, 2008 at 9:36 am

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