Wisdom – Young man with his horse

mangoA young man riding on a horse with heavily loaded mangoes which were packed carelessly. He has traveled a long way to collect these mangoes. He wasn’t sure about how long it will take to reach his place. He saw an old man on his way and asked him how long he should travel to reach his place.

The old man looked at the heavily load and said, “if you travel slowly, you can reach your place in three hours. If you travel faster, you will reach home no sooner than early night.”

The young man was surprised at the words of old man, it appeared very strange. However he was in hurry to reach home. He rushed his horse to run faster.

As he rushed his horse, the mangoes started to fell off from the bag. He stopped the horse and picked the mangoes. Again he hurried in his horse and again few mangoes fell off. He picked again and lost some more. He tried to make the lost time but in vain. Many times he repeated the same and it took almost mod-night to reach his place.

He then understood what the old man really meant.


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