Short stories are powerful reads. The great thing about them is that they’re very easy to digest, and there’s always something to learn from. Whether they’re true stories or not is another thing, as many of them are legends supposedly hundreds of years old. However, the stories that I’m talking about in this series (you can find more over here) are so powerful and inspirational that many of them really do get you thinking.
Enjoy the short story of the wise man!
The Wise Man
For years people have been coming to the wise man and complaining about the same problems every time. One day he told them a joke and everyone roared in laughter.
After a couple of minutes, he told them the same joke and only a few of them smiled.
When he told the same joke for the third time no one laughed anymore.
The wise man smiled and said, “you can’t laugh at the same joke over and over, so why are you always crying about the same problem?”
The story of the wise man reminds me of the idea that we are all on our own path and that just sometimes someone’s soul isn’t in alignment with yours. Too often we get angry or sad when someone isn’t the way we want them to be or feel. Why not just walk away from the people who are not in line with our core values. If love is no longer being served, why cry over and over again about people you can’t change. Love the short story of the wise man.
Interested in more short stories?
- From the short stories series: The 4 Smart Students
- From the short stories series: The Butterfly Story
- From the short stories series: A Pound of Butter
Or keep an eye on this section for more: Short Stories.