Controlling Temper

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence.

The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily, gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally, the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pulls out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.

The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said “you have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one.”

Moral: You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there. Make sure you control your temper the next time you are tempted to say something you will regret later.

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'32' Thoughts on a Story

  1. it really reminds me of what i said to somebody that leaves a space in my heart…

  2. It’s a good story to remind everybody to be careful when we talk.

  3. Reminded me of my love

  4. very nice,such a useful story

  5. good 1

  6. pls pls if possible please sent these all stories to my mail in word format. i need to give these to my students to make their attitude like this :)

  7. nice story….

  8. its very useful story for every one

  9. It is really a meaningful lesson for me .

  10. its really good and informative

  11. Dear, Jacob
    Thanks for writing a such type of story, thst helps the people to control their anger..
    Thanks….

  12. An Amazing Story…Thanks ….Jacob

  13. Great story. Easy to relate to.

  14. Its good lessons for everyone ,but i have a bad temper i cant controlled i dont know what to do can you tell me something help me to controlled

  15. I always be angry about small thing in life but I learn to control my anger!

  16. Good lesson for evry one

  17. Its a good lesson even for me

  18. Very sad morel??

  19. Very sad moral very sad moral in deed I get angry a lot in school??

  20. i know this story

  21. it was really awesome.

  22. I alai know thid story

  23. That’s a pretty one

  24. Manoranjan pany

    March 30, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Very good story

  25. A good story with a effective moral

  26. A good story and thank you

  27. Its very nice loved it

  28. It’s really true … in angery we say many thing but after that we realise what we did…. and than e say in our mind why we did this…. At last I want to say that when we are angery we lose 60 minutes in our life….

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