Nature Is The Best Teacher

Nature Is The Best Teacher

There was a naughty kid who was rude. His parents were tired of his bad habits. They decide to leave him with a wise old man for a week.

The old man told the kid he will only be allowed to eat, play, and speak if he completes the daily tasks given to him.

They went into a forest and the man asked the kid to pluck the grass as his first task. With an arrogant smile, he easily did it.

The next day, the man asked him to uproot a sapling as a second task, he did as told.

The next day, the man asked him to uproot a shrub, with much struggle he was able to complete the task.

Last day, the man wanted the kid to uproot a fully grown tree. The kid looked at the tree and said, “I can’t even try, it is so big. This is impossible.”

The old man replied, “Exactly my dear, same is true for your bad habits. If you let them grow, they become difficult to remove.”

Moral – Stop your kids from doing wrong at the young age. Don’t let their bad turn into deep-rooted habits.

Fred and George

Fred and George

Fred was a little boy who loved to go fishing with his friends. He usually went fishing down the river with his friend George. Fred and George were best friends and always helped each other.

One day they went fishing together but couldn’t find any fish. So, Fred rowed and took the boat to the deeper side to find fish. He tried leaning on the boat to see the fishes and he accidentally fell.

George was very scared he didn’t want to fall himself. But he couldn’t leave Fred alone so he threw a rope to Fred and pulled him up. It was so hard, but he did it and Fred thanked him and hugged him.

Moral: True friends don’t leave you alone in any situation.

Butterfly

Butterfly

One day a man sees a butterfly trying very hard to come out of her cocoon. He stays and observes what the butterfly is trying to do. When he sees that the butterfly is not able to become out of the cocoon easily, he feels sad for her and decided to help her somehow.

Therefore, he takes a pair of scissors and cuts the cocoon so that the butterfly can get free. But he sees that as soon as he cut the cocoon the butterfly came out injured and crawling. He was sure he didn’t hurt the butterfly with the scissors and there was no blood either.

He didn’t realize that when the butterfly tries to come out of its cocoon, its body makes a fluid. As the butterfly struggles, the fluid gets pushed back into the body till the wings. It’s that struggle and fluid that gives the ability to the butterfly to fly. Without the struggle, the butterfly will just be a crawling, injured, insect.

MORAL: Our struggles helps us grow and become better in life.

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The Donkey

The Donkey

There was once a donkey named Jojo who was very old. Jojo couldn’t work for his master anymore so he decided to kill him. He dug a pit and pushed Jojo into it.

The master started filling up the pit with mud so that he can bury Jojo. Jojo on the other hand shook all the mud from his back and climbed on the dirt that gathers at his feet. Slowly there was a mountain of mud inside the pit and Jojo dusting the mud off and climbing on it.

Soon enough he was out of the pit and in front of his master. His master saw the donkey alive and got scared that the donkey will try to take revenge. He threw his shovel away and ran towards his farm as fast as he could.

Jojo laughed as he saw his master running in fear and lived his life eating juicy fruits and vegetables from the forest.

Moral: The presence of mind can save your life.

The Skates

The Skates

A little kid named Ron always wanted to have his very own roller skates and wear it wherever he went. But unfortunately, his mother didn’t have enough money to buy him one. Therefore, he just liked to watch other kids zooming past in the playground.

One day while watching the kids play, he saw another kid with roller skates slip and fall. As he fell, he hit his knee on a rock and got hurt. Without another thought, Ron ran to help and took him to a doctor nearby. Afterward, he took the kid home.

The parents of the kids were very touched by seeing what Ron had done. They thanked him and a few days later they gifted him a pair of blue roller skates. Ron thanked them and immediately took the skates to the playground. The kid he had helped taught him how to skate, and every day from then, they skated together.

Moral: What you do, comes back to you.

Mango Trees

Mango Trees

There were three friends in a village named Varun, Aakash, and Neel. They loved mangoes and spent their evening plucking mangoes from trees. Aakash and Neel would climb the mango trees and pluck the mangoes while Varun would pick them from the ground.

Varun was scared of heights so he never learned to climb trees. One day Aakash and Neel decided to help Varun overcome his fears. They brought an old mattress and placed it under the tree. They convinced Varun that even if he fell, the mattress would save him.

The whole evening, they taught Varun to climb trees. Varun was scared and first but he tried again and again. He fell a couple of times but the mattress saved him. He didn’t lose up and his friends cheered for him. A week later Varun climbed a tree without any fear.

After that, they all would climb mango trees and eat mangoes sitting on the tree together.

MORAL: Always believe in yourself and you will do wonders.

Anger

Anger

There used to be a boy named Danny who had an awful temper. One day he got very angry at his brother and said that he didn’t like him. Later on, he realized his mistake and said ‘sorry’ to his brother.  His father saw this and gave him a pack of nails and told him that each time he lost his temper, he should pound a nail into the fence.

The next day he had hammered 12 nails into the fence. Later on, when his anger died down, his father asked him to take out the nails. Danny obeyed and took out the nails.

His father then showed him the holes the nails had left behind. “Your anger left holes in this fence. In the same way, when you say something to someone in anger, it leaves scars in their mind. And no matter how many times you apologize, they never fully heal. “

Danny realized his mistake and never lost his temper again.

Moral: Never lose your temper. You might end up hurting others.

Hungry Silly Mouse

Hungry Silly Mouse

A hungry mouse came across a basket full of corn. He cut a small hole through it and crawled inside. He ate a lot of corn.

Having satisfied his hunger, he tried to exit through the same hole, but due to increased belly, it couldn’t get out. He thought he should wait for the belly to shrink and slept in the basket.

The next morning, his belly had shrunk. Before leaving, he wanted to eat some more corn. Like earlier, he couldn’t control and ate a lot again. He tried to exit, but couldn’t leave this time too.

He waited there for the belly to shrink, but by that time a hungry cat was passing by. She smelled the rat, opened the basket lid, and ate the mouse.

Moral – Greed is an evil

The Slow But Smart Snail

The Slow But Smart Snail

A horse was very proud of his speed. Once he saw a snail and mocked him. The horse said, “Hey there, snail. Let’s have a race.” The snail didn’t reply and the horse laughed at him.

The snail got angry and accepted the challenge, saying the race will happen tomorrow.

He went home and made a plan with all his snail friends to outrace the horse. Since they all looked alike, the next day they hid in different places from starting to the finish line.

After the race started, the horse covered a small distance. He looked down to find the snail ahead of him.

He increased his speed, but every time he looked down, the snail was already ahead of him. The horse couldn’t match the snail’s speed and gave up.

He said, “I lose, I can’t win the race. You are faster.” The snail laughed hard.

Moral – Smart work is much faster.

The Ugly Mango Tree

The Ugly Mango Tree

There were a mango and a banyan tree next to each other. The banyan tree was an abode to various species of animals and birds. Whereas, the mango tree had juicy fruits. People always came to eat the mangoes from the tree.

No one ever paid much attention to the old banyan tree. The mango tree said to the banyan tree, “No one ever looks at you. They all want me and my fruits but nothing from you. I’m the best.”

The next day king’s soldiers came and ruthlessly plucked all the mangoes. They left the broken branches and scanty leaves on the mango tree which had never looked so ugly.

To this, the banyan tree said, “Now look at you. Without your beauty and fruits, you are less likely to attract anyone. Your beauty ruined you. While I stand here safe and provide shade. I’m still useful.”

Moral – Never be too proud of your beauty.