Saturday, July 8, 2017


A father of 4 children once bought a big special banana fruit bunch full of banana fruit to be ripened and kept the same in a corner of his house for consumption by the family over a period of time.

The next day morning, the children had seen this and secretly kept an eye on the bunch. And after sometime, it all started..

  • First, the little one secretly took one fruit and ate it off.. 
  • Seeing that, his next sibling took one and finished it.. 
  • Soon the third one followed and took away one..
  • The eldest too casually plucked one and consumed it.. 
Thus continued the eating each repeating his doing even though the bunch of fruit was not fully ripe.. A few of the fruit was thus over by evening!

The father noticed that when he came back from work and quietly understood what would have happened. Instantly, he decided to bring the situation under control through an innovative plan.

He immediately called all the children, in front of them divided the whole bunch into six equal parts, kept two parts for himself and the mother of the children and gave away the remaining 4 parts to the 4 children saying,

  • “They are yours from now on wards!” 
The children immediately became attentive and very carefully started protecting their shares. From the next day onwards, each started comparing his with that of others, consumed the fruit slowly over a period as they ripened and thus finished all. In the end, the parents gave away their portions not consumed to the children equally and made them further happy!

Seeing that, a neighbor remarked,

“You have done really good job!”

The father smiled and said,

“It is not just eating alone. There were several other good things my children learnt in the process.

  • They all came to know how to take care of their own..
  • They developed a habit of not touching that belonged to others..
  • They started competing among themselves in a healthy way for their own betterment..
  • They utilized the items in good condition all along..
  • They were peaceful within themselves all the time and thus learnt to be content and happy with what they got with the restlessness vanishing from their minds in no time which was very much there before the division! 

And the last important learning is..
  • We both the parents too learnt a valuable lesson here that in future, we should start parting with certain of our saved monies equally among our children as they grow up for a cause and in their exigencies of course keeping sufficient funds for us. 
That will truly result in the monies becoming useful for them for their growth with the responsibility of protecting those excess monies simultaneously taken off from us!”


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