April 24, 2009
The Money In The Well Story
This is my dads favourite life lesson story.
Setting : old Kuwait
There once was a boy from a rich Kuwaiti family. He was lazy and unproductive, Everyday he would take a rupee from his dad and go do something useless.
His dad had finally had enough of him and told him from now on you will go out everyday and earn a rupee. or else he wont let him sleep in the house
So the boy wandered off into the street thinking of how he would make his money. He went over to his grandmothers house and asked her for a rupee. She happily handed him one.
When the boy went back home that night he handed his father the rupee. The father took it from him and said good job then threw the money in the family well.
This happened over a few days. The boy would take money from the grandma, and the father would throw it in the well.
One day the boy went looking for his grandma but he couldn't find her. She was out visiting relatives in a different area and wouldn't be back in time.
So the boy frantically searched the streets for something he can do to earn money.
He found a group of men building a mud house. So he asked them if he could help in exchange for a rupee.
After a long tiring day in the sun, the boy headed back to his house and handed the father his rupee.
As usual the father lifter his hand to throw away the money but the boy caught his fathers hand screaming NO!
I worked really hard for this rupee do not throw it away!
need i explain the point to this story?