Tuesday, March 27, 2007

What Do We Work For?

Son: "Daddy, may I ask you a question"
Daddy: "Yeah sure, what it is?"
Son: "Dad, how much do you make an hour"
Daddy: "That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?"
Son: "I just want to know. Please tel! l me, how much do you make an hour?"
Daddy: "I make Rs. 500 an hour"
"Oh", the little boy replied, with his head down. Looking up, he
said, "Dad, may I please borrow Rs. 300?"
The father was furious, "if the only reason you asked that is so you
can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or other nonsense, then
march yourself to your room and go to bed.

Think why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday for such
this childish behavior".The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions.How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?After about an hour or so, the man had calmed, down, and started to think:

"May be there was something he really needed to buy with thatRs. 300 and he really didn't ask for money very often!"

The man went to the door of little boy's room and opened the door.
"Are you a! sleep, son?" He asked.
"No daddy, I'm awake," replied the boy.
"I've been thinking, may be I was too hard on you earlier", said the man, "It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you.Here's the Rs.300 you asked for"

The little boy sat straight up, smiling "oh thank you dad!" He yelled.Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled some crippled up notes.The man, seeing that the boy already had money,started to get angry again.The little boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at his father.
"Why do you want money if you already had some?" the father
grumbled.
"Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little boy
replied.
"Daddy I have Rs. 500 now. Can I buy an hour of your time?
Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with
you".

MORAL OF THE STORY

It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family.

Source: Forwarded Email.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Sadhana said...

Hey Ashish!1

Its been long since, I haven't gone through your blog and I can see heaps of new posting..all good one. Esp, I liked this article so much.

You are right!! We as well as our parents should know the importance of eachother. Every body has got 24 hrs and a hectic life. If we are really very busy then also we can spend 1 good hour with our near and dear one's so that, we don't make ourself away from our parents and vice versa. Money is not everything... its true that it can buy everything but not the true parental love.

Cheers!!

March 30, 2007 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Lohorung Rai said...

It is the fact that as we become modern and advaced people are busy with their work .They don't even get time to look for their parents and children. It it the truth that may be we become like that in the future because nobody survives if they don't work in the competative world. Though we should learn to managae our precious time with our near ones. And thanks for that comments ...

April 01, 2007 10:33 AM  
Blogger Speed said...

Moral of the story :Ajakaal ko bachaa haru nikkai smart hunchaa :)

Well an eye opener . If you liked this story you will aslo love the movie click . Its kind of already old movie but still i like watching it now and then when i got nothing to do.

April 10, 2007 5:59 PM  
Blogger Speed said...

Moral of the story :Ajakaal ko bachaa haru nikkai smart hunchaa :)

Well an eye opener . If you liked this story you will aslo love the movie click . Its kind of already old movie but still i like watching it now and then when i got nothing to do.

Regards
speed

April 10, 2007 5:59 PM  
Blogger Ashish Lohorung Rai said...

oh really i have watched the trailer of the movie click and i love to watch it ...i will be searching for it.really thanks for the info. keep on ..speed

April 11, 2007 4:46 PM  

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