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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday Story

While I was reading Paulo Coelho's blog, I came across this story which in today's times of Nuclear War and Terrorism should be definitely shared and understood. Kids knowingly or unknowingly give such profound messages in the most simplistic yet unexpected ways which leave you reflecting upon yourself.

Below is the story as read in Rebuilding the world.
A father was trying to read the newspaper, but his little son kept pestering him.
Finally, the father grew tired of this and, tearing a page from the newspaper – one that bore a map of the world – he cut it into several pieces and handed them to his son.
‘Right, now you’ve got something to do. I’ve given you a map of the world and I want to see if you can put it back together correctly.’
He resumed his reading, knowing that the task would keep the child occupied for the rest of the day.
However, a quarter of an hour later, the boy returned with the map.
‘Has your mother been teaching you geography?’ asked his father in astonishment.
‘I don’t even know what that is,’ replied the boy. ‘But there was a photo of a man on the other side of the page, so I put the man back together and found I’d put the world back together too.’

3 comments:

  1. Hi Prachee,
    Thanks for sharing thd gem.
    Its a gentle reminder that - Life's biggest lessons are in simplest form.

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  2. as i said, I'm glad i found your blog
    on a separate thought :) this is the third time in the past 2 weeks I stumble upon Paulo Coelho, fate keeps telling me to read his works but I'm stubborn and think there is not way that would help me.
    Maybe someday, but not soon.

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