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 hurt the feelings of the
poor friend said, “All watches are same. They only show the

The poor friend regretfully replied, “Your watch shows
your time and my watch shows my time.”

While passing by, an old man overheard the conversation
and said, “At this moment, both the watches are only
showing that it’s time to be happy.”

Excerpt from the book “Once Upon A Time: 100 Management Stories” by Rajen Jani