One day, my father cooked two bowls of noodles and placed them on the table. One bowl has one egg on top, and the other bowl does not have any egg on top. My father said, ”My child, it’s your choice. You choose which bowl you want to have”. Of course, I choose the bowl with the egg. As we started eating.
I was congratulating myself on my wise decision and wallop up the egg. Then to my surprise, as my father ate his noodles, there were two eggs at the bottom of his bowl beneath the noodles! I regretted so much! And scolded me for being too hasty in making a decision. My father smiled and said to me, ”My child. You must remember what your eyes see may not be true.
If you intend on taking advantage of people, you will end up losing!” The next day, my father again cooked two bowls of noodles: one bowl with an egg on top and the other bowl with no egg on top. Again, he kept the two bowls on the table and said to me,” My child. You choose. Which bowl do you want?” This time I am smart, I prefer the bowl without any egg on top.
To my surprise, as I separated the noodles on top, there was not even a single egg at the bottom of the bowl! Again my father smiled and said to me, ”My child, you must not always rely on experiences because sometimes, life can cheat you or play tricks on you. But you must not be too annoyed or sad, treat this as learning a lesson. You cannot learn this from textbooks.
The third day, my father again cooked two bowls of noodles, again one bowl with an egg on top and the other bowl with no egg on top. He kept the two bowls on the table and again said to me, ”My child. You choose. Which bowl do you want?”. This time, I told my father, ”Dad, you choose first. You are the head of the family and contributed the most to the family.” My father did not decline and choose the bowl with the one egg on top.
As I ate my bowl of noodles, sure in my heart that there is no egg inside the bowl. To my surprise! There were TWO eggs at the bottom of the bowl. My father smiled at me with love in his eyes, ”My child, you must remember! *When you think for the good of others, good things will always naturally happen to you!”
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