Stories worth $haring #12 : The 100$ Conversation.

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SON: “Daddy, may I ask you a question?”

DAD: “Yeah sure, what is it?”

SON: “Daddy, how much do you make an hour?”

DAD: “That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?”
SON: “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?”
DAD: “If you must know, I make $100 an hour.”
SON: “Oh! (With his head down).
SON: “Daddy, may I please borrow $50?”
The father was furious.
DAD: “If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday for such this childish behavior.”

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. Continue reading

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Stories worth $haring #7 : The Mortgaged Ferrari.

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#Old but worth a read.

#In case if someone has missed this.

#Inspiring Stories

An Indian man walks into the New York City bank and asks for the loan officer.

He tells the Loan Officer that he was going to India for some business for 2 weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The Loan Officer tells him that the bank will need some form of security for the loan.

So, the Indian hands over the keys and the documents of the new Ferrari car parked in front of the bank. The loan officer consults the president of the bank, produces all the required items and everything check out to be ok. The loan officer agrees to accept the car as a security for the loan.

The bank president and the Loan Officer had a good laugh at the Indian for keeping a $750,000 Ferrari as a security and taking only $5,000 as a loan. Continue reading

Stories worth $haring #6 : The Boiling Frog Syndrome.

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If you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water, it will jump out of it instantly. Instead, put a frog in a vessel of cold water and start heating the water gently.

As temperature of the water rises, the frog is able to adjust its body temperature accordingly. The frog keeps on adjusting with increase in temperature.

Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog is not able to adjust anymore. At that point the frog decides to jump out. The frog tries to jump but is unable to do so, because it has lost all its strength in adjusting with the rising water temperature.

Very soon the frog dies.


What killed the frog? Many of us would say, its the boiling water.
But the truth is what killed the frog was its own inability to decide when it had to jump out.

We all need to adjust with people and situations, but we need to be sure when we need to adjust and when we need to confront/face.

There are times when we need to face the situation and take the appropriate action. If we allow people to exploit us physically, mentally, emotionally or financially, they will continue to do so.

We have to decide when to jump. Realize before its late.
Let us jump while we still have the strength. Do not get yourself boiled to death.

Give it a thought !! I love this message every time I read.

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