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Good or bad, hard to tell…absolutely agree!


Once upon a time, there was a great king.

He has a smart henchman and always takes him along everywhere.

One day, the king got bitten by a dog giving him a severe wound. He asked the henchman

“Is this some kind of bad luck?

” The henchman said “Good or bad. Hard to tell.” Finally the king lost his finger.

He asked the henchman again

“Is this some kind of bad luck?” Same reply by the henchman “Good or bad. Hard to tell.

The King got very angry and orders to put him in the jail.

Few days later, the king went out for hunting and got caught by barbarians.

They wanted to sacrifice the king.

Fortunately, they found that the king’s fingers are not complete so they decided to release the king

because he’s not a complete human anymore.

The king went back to the castle and immedietly orders to release the henchman.

He is now understands what the henchman said about “Good or not. hard to tell.

Something which seems to be good can be bad later on and, likewise, something which seems

to be bad can be good finally.

He apologized to the henchman but the henchman wasn’t angry with him at all. He told the king

“If you didn’t put me in jail I would have to go with you and the barbarians would sacrifice me instead after they found

that your fingers are incomplete.

Truely, good or bad depends on how we look at it. If we understand this inconsistency

we will live in the world very happily.



Don’t change the world

Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went for a trip to some distant areas of his country. When he was back to his palace, he complained that his feet were very painful, because it was the first time that he went for such a long trip, and the road that he went through was very rough and stony. He then ordered his people to cover every road of the entire country with leather. Definitely, this would need thousands of cows’ skin, and would cost a huge amount of money. 
Then one of his wise servants dared himself to tell the king, “Why do you have to spend that unnecessary amount of money? Why don’t you just cut a little piece of leather to cover your feet?” 
The king was surprised, but he later agreed to his suggestion, to make a “shoe” for himself. 
There is actually a valuable lesson of life in this story: to make this world a happy place to live, you better change yourself — your heart; and not the world.