With a common ground, solution of problems is easy

Once upon a time, a rich merchant died leaving 17 boxes of jewels for his three sons. The merchant left a note, on which was written that the first son got 1/2, the second son got 1/3, and the third son got 1/9 part of the 17 boxes. The sons wondered why their father left …

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Some problems are imaginary and not real

Once upon a time, the employees hardly talked and remained silent almost throughout the day, working diligently at their tasks. This silence improved their performance, but the management was worried that the silence may signify a communication problem, which may affect the overall health of the employees and in turn, the health of the company, …

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Adverse situations used advantageously can offer solutions to problems

Once upon a time, a farmer’s donkey fell in an unused dried well and started braying. The farmer tried to pull the donkey with ropes but was unsuccessful. Meanwhile, due to the constant braying of the donkey, the villagers gathered around the well. Irritated by the braying of the donkey, one villager picked up a …

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Problems kept unresolved invite more problems

Once upon a time, a monk was giving lessons to his disciples on how to handle problems. He held up a stone in his hand and asked his disciples, “What will happen if I hold this stone for ten minutes?” A disciple replied, “The arm will ache.” The monk again asked, “What will happen if …

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Time well-spent is life well-lived

Once upon a time, a grandson asked his grandfather, “What is time?” The grandfather replied, “Time is life.” The grandson could not understand and so the grandfather explained, “Life is the gift of God to you. Life consists of breaths collectively known as your time. When you have spent all your time, you die. Therefore …

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Sometimes a problem itself offers its own solution

Once upon a time, a monk along with his disciples were journeying on a mountain. The road was narrow and due to an avalanche, several boulders of various shapes and sizes, were present on the road. They walked around the boulders and proceeded along. Then they came across a massive boulder that blocked the road, …

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Time should be spent happily without regrets

Once upon a time, after a gap of several years, two friends accidentally met on the road. One friend had become rich and the other friend was poor. While both were talking, the poor friend noticed the watch of his rich friend and said, “That’s a very expensive watch.” The rich friend, not wanting to …

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