A wise story about a trickster who is tricked while tricking a "fool."
A little boy walked into a barbershop in a small country town, as he had done many times before. Because this was the only barbershop in town, it was always busy. "This is the most foolish kid in the world," the barber says to his customer as he looks at the little boy. "Wait until I prove it to you."
Everyone came to a halt as they watched the barber go behind the counter and call the little boy to him. The barber holds a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other while working behind the counter. As the little boy approaches, the barber asks, "Which do you want, son?" ”
The boy accepts the quarters, thanks the barber, and walks away. "Didn't I tell you? That kid never grows up! He's been coming here every week for a few years now, and he always takes the two quarters," the barber laughed. Some customers laughed and agreed with the barber that the boy had made a mistake. But there was one customer who couldn't bear the thought.
As this customer was leaving the barbershop, he decided to walk around a little to see if he could find the boy and tell him to take the dollar the next time he had the opportunity. And, with a little luck, the customer ran into the same young boy coming out of the ice cream shop. In an attempt to do good that day, he first asked the boy, "Hey, son! I'd like to ask you a question. Why did you choose quarters over a dollar bill? ”
The boy licked his favorite ice cream, looked at the customer, and replied, "Because the game is over the day I take the dollar."
When the customer heard that, he finally realized what had happened in the barbershop and who was the true fool.
LESSON'S FROM THIS STORY:
📝 In today's story, we see how taking or giving advice to someone about a situation without knowing the true intent of the participants can cause more harm than good. Maintain an open mind and try to see the big picture in every situation from different perspectives.
📝Never give advice to someone who has not requested it. That person may not require or desire it. Giving advice without being asked can jeopardize that person's experience. Giving advice establishes that person's "train of thought."
Happy April Fools Day but be Mindful Everyday.😉😘❤