Monday, December 04, 2006

A stingy tale(tail)

I came across this tale which is capable of leaving a trail.

A scorpion was trying to cross the river after completing the task of collecting food for her children. As she was debating on how to get to the other side, she incidentally met this jackal who happened to wander by the river side. Seeing her difficulty, the jackal stopped by and offered a ride on his back while he swam across the river. But it was on one condition that the scorpion wouldn’t sting the jackal while cruising.

However, halfway through the journey, the promise was broken as the poisonous sting of the scorpion pierced the jackal to the jaws of death. On questioning this venomous act, the scorpion replied saying” It is my nature to sting. I can’t help it. But why did you help me in spite of knowing my nature?” For which the Jackal replied” It is my nature to help. By stinging me you have destroyed not only me, but also yourself and in the process deprived your children from a healthy living."

An interesting lesson and principle which can be applied to Human Psychology. In the above case, it was a typical scorpion sting as per its nature. In real life situations, we sometimes due to our human NATURE,don't realize that our words can be stinging and pierces like a poisonous sword, wounding the other person's feelings in the process. The above story caused death to both the characters.Similarly, while communicating with people of various genres; do we not KILL relationships with our vindictive remarks?

Think about it.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, very true. before we realise u see that life has gotten over...

too bad if we have to look back and repent!

12:32 AM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

Yup ur right.Sometimes its just too late to go back and make amends.And we end up carry that unwanted baggage forever.

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