Saturday, August 18, 2007

PERSONAL PERCEPTION...

Different people have different perception. One man's meat could be another man's poison. A couple bought a donkey from the market. On the way home,a boy commented, "Very stupid. Why neither of them ride on the donkey?"Upon hearing that, the husband let the wife ride on the donkey. He walked besides them. Later, an old man saw it and commented, "The husband is the head of family. How can the wife ride on the donkey while the husband is on foot?" Hearing this, the wife quickly got down and let the husband ride on the donkey.

Further on the way home, they met an old Lady. She commented, "How can the man ride on the donkey but let the wife walk. He is no gentleman."
The husband thus quickly asked the wife to join him on the donkey. Then, they met a young man. He commented, "Poor donkey, how can you hold up the weight of two persons. They are cruel to you." Hearing that, the husband and wife immediately climbed down from the donkey and carried it on their shoulders.

It seems to be the only choice left. Later, on a narrow bridge, the donkey was frightened and struggled. They lost their balance and fell into the river. You can never have everyone praise you, nor will everyone condemn you. Never in the past, not at present, and never will be in the future.

Thus, do not be too bothered by others words if our conscience is clear..

8 comments:

floots said...

a smile and some good advice in this parable
than you

drips of paint said...

Hi samrina...

The essence of this post is right on...some people just need longer to realise that...perhaps takes getting wet to realise.

Are you doing well? I have not been blogging lately and work is still very heavy...so not back to blog yet....j
ust want to check on you.

take care:)))

Carol said...

Hi Samrina,
An excellent post..I have heard this parable before and each time it reminds me to not always listen to what others advise you and Don't let them judge your character, for who are they to judge.. It is often better to use your own judgment, listen to your own heart, feel the spirit it will speak to you..

Thank you for visiting and yes I am doing reasonable well..How about you..are you well..

Janice Thomson said...

Good post Samrina. I had read this many years ago and appreciated its value then and more so today.

samrina said...

Floots... thanks :)

Tim... yeah i m doing fine and hope you too there. Hope to see your beautiful paintings n posts soon :)
Wish you all the best in your field of work. Thanks a lot for your concern n words here, stay in touch :)

Carol... glad that you liked the post sis. I m doing fine well here, thanks :)

Janice... thanks dear for stopping by and liking the post :)

Take care all.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

how true...

Cergie said...

Coucou, Samrina, I'm back at home from my vacation.
I find your story very clever and interresting
And it is a point that I'll make now : only hear what my own braim and heart will say to me
It is not so easy...

Have a good day !
Cheers...

samrina said...

Andrew... thanks :)

Cergie... glad to see you back dear. Yeah it's not that easy but i guess a better way out...

You too have a great time ahead:)

Take care