A young boy, always pampered by his rich father, was going to graduate next week. A few weeks ago he saw a very nice sports car in a shop window and wanted it as a graduation present from his father. The day he saw that car, he went inside and got the details of the seller and the car. He gave his dad obvious signs that he wanted that car on his graduation day. The young boy was really very happy while waiting for that car as a gift from his father because he always got what he wanted from his father.
Finally, graduation day came. The father called him into his office and asked him to sit down. Dad got up and brought a beautifully wrapped gift. The father gave him the gift telling him how proud he was to have a son like him and how much he loved him. The boy very happy he hurriedly opened the gift, hoping to find the keys to the sports car in it. But what he found in it was a book. He was very disappointed and angry when he saw only a book and not the keys to the sports car.
His worry and boredom were evident on his face. He blushed all over and with nerves he raised his voice saying to his father: With all the money you have, you bought me this kind gifts? Then he flew out of the room, throwing his father’s book on the table. The boy was so angry that he left his father’s house without even waiting for an answer from his father and decided never to return. Many years passed and the boy became a successful businessman just like his father.
He has not seen his father since the day of graduation. One day he received a telegram that his father had passed away and that he had bequeathed to his son all his wealth and everything he had. And for that reason, the boy had to go back and take care of the things his father had left him. When he arrived at his father’s house, he felt sadness and regret filled his heart. He went to the office where he spoke with his father for the last time. There he began to look for the things he would systematize.
In one of the drawers, he found the same book which his father had given it to him on his graduation day. All the memories came back to his mind one after the other. Already saddened, filled with remorse and haunted by memories, the boy’s whole event of that day was returning like a movie before his eyes. He sat down in the same chair and with tears streaming down his face, he opened the book and started flipping through the pages one by one.
After going through a few pages he saw a book in the middle of the book where they were placed sports car keys and a note on it. The note read: With great love, to my exemplary son, who made me the happiest and proudest man. Lesson: Often times in life we prejudge the people we meet and the things we experience in life because they are not packaged the way we expect them to be. From this we make very wrong decisions based on misunderstandings.
When we are angry, we need to pause for a moment before making a harsh judgment about a person or a situation. Most importantly, we must learn to forgive before it is too late. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my stories and don’t forget our now famous but very old advice: mind in place friends, mind in place. The others are all regulated without exception.