The Wise Old Man

A wealthy man requested an old scholar to wean his son away from his bad habits.  The scholar took the youth for a stroll through a garden. Stopping suddenly he asked the boy to pull out a tiny plant growing there.

The youth held the plant between his thumb and forefinger and pulled it out. The old man then asked him to pull out a slightly bigger plant. The youth pulled hard and the plant came out, roots and all. “Now pull out that one,” said the old man pointing to a bush. The boy had to use all his strength to pull it out.

“Now take this one out,” said the old man, indicating a guava tree. The youth grasped the trunk and tried to pull it out. But it would not budge. “It’s impossible,” said the boy, panting with the effort.

“So it is with bad habits,” said the sage. “When they are young it is easy to pull them out but when they take hold they cannot be uprooted.”

The session with the old man changed the boy’s life.

Moral: Don’t wait for Bad Habits to grow in you, drop them while you have control over it else they will get control you.

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'82' Thoughts on a Story

  1. Worth to give a thought and implement as well. Good Job!!

  2. This was a nice inspirational story to correct the mistakes….

  3. it was great it realy get u thinking

  4. worth implementing………good’un

  5. ya
    one SHOULD FIND THEIR MISTAKE AND REMOVE IT AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. YA IT MAY BE HARD TO DO SO BUT IT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE .

  6. hula hula story

  7. niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee&

  8. This story really inspired me!!!!

  9. Very teaching story.

  10. that is very short…………………….

  11. who is the author and characters of the story?

  12. it was a very nice story. i strongly agree with his principle. i really like it. keep it up.

  13. itz related to ma life…..

  14. You killed a lot of plants! :(

  15. Nice Story really

  16. i thought it might be about not destroying plants. *<

  17. carla abello malinao

    September 4, 2013 at 6:28 am

    i love the story even i cant understand it a little bit :)

  18. i have to share this too ….because it has changed my life

  19. nice but not that I expected

  20. Good story….

  21. if you don’t stop things from proggressing

  22. good stories don’t come easy they are told and good for people.

  23. Beautiful Story. Thanks Jay!

  24. it is a wonderful story every should read about it

  25. I was searching for really a good moral story. I have found it.

  26. a wonderful story i really can t not found this much best stor forever

  27. i am so desgost

  28. i am so aonned

  29. it was a wonderful story,this site is very helpful

  30. It was amazing story

  31. really, it is moral story

  32. The story teaches us that bad habits to be given up as early as possible else it will defeat you.

  33. Bad habits are always harmful. So we must try to avoid them as much as possible. We should try to think of good things always and be pure in respect of mind and body.

  34. good story with good moral

  35. hate it. u should but on some long stories…so we can write hem in our projects

  36. Mwanzaala Mohammed Mohaideem

    May 2, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Oh. Is good

  37. that was a great experiment and a life long lesson. Bravo to the old man

  38. Right! So nice story ..
    Having a moral lesson..thanks to the author..

  39. Goooooooooood story Looooooove it braaaaavo

  40. It’s really a good story to explain th moral
    Thanks to the publisher for publishing sick a good moral!
    By the way my teacher gave me a project work to collect a story on old men which has got a really good Moral.
    Thanks to my teacher as well

  41. Wisdom story

  42. What amazing story

  43. david kh paulus

    July 29, 2015 at 5:02 am

    moral education ,very vital.

  44. nice moral

  45. It is perfectly true

  46. perfect story really good

  47. very nice story very good

  48. KATRINA _ Vampette

    August 28, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Perfect!! ??

  49. excellent motivation for all

  50. I don’t get the moral

  51. Excellent story

  52. Thinking was good

  53. excellent idea

  54. very nice story

  55. if a person understand the means of this story, he can really be a proper and perfect.
    with the proper and perfect he has a great advantage to achieve success.

    such a interesting moral story,,,,,,,

  56. i like this story . it can actually change life of a person . i dont know that how someone get amazing ideas of writing such a wonderful story. thanks for sharing this wonderful story.

  57. Its amazing ending shocked me. Well done.

  58. AWESOME!

  59. Is it okey if i put it on youtube and credit ?

  60. The explanation of the moral is a bit condescending

  61. Hussein Almensoury

    March 31, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Thank you for this moral

  62. A story with a good moral lesson learn in life

  63. Rowida mahmoud mohmoud

    June 17, 2016 at 6:50 am

    That is amazing one

  64. It is absolutely true

  65. aiiich so nice and beautiful story. Short and sweet

  66. tnx for suggest me.tnx

  67. Good. Story

  68. that’s a good moral for all

  69. I THINK THIS WISE MAY BE GOOD FOR THE BOY IF HE IS WISE SO HE UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT IT!

  70. It is a meaning full story of youth and elder.

  71. He wasn’t that smart ether

  72. GOOD STORY FOR MY MAGAZINE

  73. Some people give us unforgettable lessons .

  74. Thank you guys. It’s good.

  75. It’s a very inspiring story for youth

  76. Truth :) Excellent!

  77. Interesting and easy to read short stories.

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