Sunday, February 12, 2012

The old man and his sons

The old man and his sons story

Once there lived and old man who had many sons. They were always quarreling with one another and this made him very sad. He longed to see the live peacefully so he thought up a clever plan to show them their folly
He brought home a small bundle of sticks and sent for his sons. He asked his youngest son to try and break the bundle. He could not. Then he asked the rest to try. One by one, each of them tried, but failed.
Then the old man untied the bundle and asked his sons to try again. They broke the stick at once. Now came the time to teach these sticks. You could not break them as long as they were bound together, but the moment they were separated from one another, they were broken into pieces. In the same way, you will come to no harm as long as you remain united. But, you will all perish if you are divided.”
Taken From : Step by Step (Azhar Arsyad)

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