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The Hard Knocks of Life

By , West Milwaukee, WI
A museum was laid with beautiful marble tiles with a huge marble statue displayed in the middle of the lobby. Many people came from all over the world just to admire this beautiful marble statue.

One night, the marble tiles talked to the marble statue.

Marble tile: Marble statue, it's not fair. It's just not fair! Why does everybody from all over the world come all the way here just to step on me while admiring you?

Marble statue: My dear friend, marble tile. Do you still remember that we were actually from the same cave?

Marble tile: Yeah! That's why I feel it is even more unfair. We were born from the same cave and yet we receive different treatment now. It’s just not fair!

Marble statue: Then, do you still remember the day when the designer tried to work on you but you resisted the tools?

Marble tile: Yes, of course I remember. I hate that guy! How could he use those tools on me? It hurts so badly.

Marble statue: That's right! He couldn't work on you at all as you resisted being worked on.

Marble tile: So?

Marble statue: When he decided to give up on you and start working on me instead, I knew at once that I would be something different after his efforts. I did not resist his tools. Instead, I endured the pain caused by the tools he used on me.

Marble tile: Hmm...

Marble statue: My friend, there is a price to everything in life. Since you decided to give up halfway, you can't blame anybody who steps on you now.


The moral of the story simply means that the more hard knocks you go through in life, the more you'll learn and put them to good use in future! Do not be discouraged by setbacks and failures. The past has gone past. You can't change it but it is actually a blessing in disguise.

The past may be good, but the present is better and the future will always be the best.





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