Sunday, May 20, 2018


A young adult approached an elderly gentleman known for values in life and sought his sincere advice on an issue which was pestering him day and night..

The elderly listened to him and said,

  • “I'm a little busy now. Why don’t you come tomorrow?” 
The young man readily agreed. The next day evening he went to him for the same.. The elderly again said,
  • "Sorry dear! Today too I'm busy.. Can you meet me this week end? I'll sure help you out!"
The young man was a bit upset but instantly agreed to meet him on the said date.. Accordingly he went to him that weekend but to his surprise found the elderly not available..

He waited for some time and as the elderly never turned up, returned and visited him once again the next day after confirming on phone. The elderly invited him, talked for some time but never raised his issue. The young man was annoyed. At the end, he meekly asked,
  • “Sir! What about an answer for my question?” 
The elderly said,
  • “Yes! I know…. I need some more time. OK! Come after two days at 6 PM in the evening!” 
The young man took leave, went away and finally made it on the day.. The elderly looked at him and said,
  • “Your issue this moment has no answer from me!” 
The young man was really upset at this point of time. He could not control his anger and said in a harsh tone,

“Sir! Why did you waste so much of my time to tell this?”

The elderly smiled at him and said,
  • “It's not a waste dear.. I had my own important works till now and your need was not ripe to this moment to be answered. The saying goes, 
‘Nothing comes free!’
  • You should truly feel the pain of getting it. Then only it'll have its value. Else anything free is taken in the light way.. 
I'm not a professional here doing a business so that I can charge you accordingly.. That's why I made you undergo the right strain of getting my advice till now and here is my answer now as you are truly eligible to receive it!”

Thus saying, the elderly sincerely clarified the young man's doubt!

Keywords: free, advice


  1. Nice one :)
    Thanks for sharing :)

  2. The burning desire for something...which is much needed whether to enrich our knowledge or to execute any work....i totally agree with this and you have presented this very nicely.

    1. Thanks Jyotirmoy for the compliment.. Best Wishes!