Maybe it’s good

This post was written by admin on November 25, 2009
Posted Under: teaching stories

In the ancient days in China there was a villager who had a strong handsome son and a strong white stallion. Every one talked about this man telling how lucky he was.

He would always answer them,  “Maybe, it’s good. Maybe, it’s bad… You never know!”

One day the stallion ran away. All the villagers came to console the old man. They told him it was so bad and he was so unluky.

The old man answered them,  “Maybe, it’s good. Maybe, it’s bad… You never know!”

A week later the stallion returned bringing with him, twelve beautiful mares.

The villagers were amazed at his great luck and congratulates him.

The old man came back with his usual refrain,  “Maybe, it’s good. Maybe, it’s bad… You never know!”

The next day his handsome son was breaking one of the wild mares and she fell on his leg and broke it.

And, by now, you know how it goes, the villagers came to him and before they could utter a single word he smiled and said, “Maybe, it’s good. Maybe, it’s bad… You never know!”

Two days later the kings soldiers came and conscripted all the young men of the village for the king had decided to expand his territory and most would die for the vanity of his Majesty. However, the handsome son could not go to war as his leg was in a cast.

“Maybe, it’s good. Maybe, it’s bad… You never know!”

And so it goes…

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