The Boy In The Train

I was assigned to share a motivational or inspirational story at work. So I thought first of a theme different from what was recently shared by my colleagues. I came across a story from Moral Stories 26.com (article : http://moralstories26.com/father-and-son-in-the-train-story/ ) and thought it is good to share:

 Photo credit : quora.com Here it goes:
 

A father and son were traveling by train. Boy was 24years old. The boy was really excited and was looking out of window.

Suddenly he shouted, “Dad look trees are going behind..”

His dad smiled. There was a young couple sitting near by them. When they saw the childish behavior of boy they felt weird with pity for boy.

 

Suddenly boy again exclaimed, “Dad look outside, Clouds are running with us.”

Now seeing this again the couple couldn’t resist and said to old man, “Why don’t you take your son to Doctor?”

Old man understood and just smiled and said, “I did. We are just coming back from hospital. My son was blind from birth and there at hospital he had operation. He just got his Eyes and now we are going back to home.” 

Lesson :  Don’t judge people before truly knowing them because everyone has a story and sometimes truth might surprise you.

My takeaway after reading this is that we sometimes assume things being said and done or even things we saw or heard without knowing the whole story. It is best to directly and politely ask, inquire, or communicate with the people involved instead of assuming that our interpretation of something is what it is actually is. I felt that it is but timely to be reminded of things like this. Remember be kind first. Remember that everyone has their own story. Things may not be the way we though it is. 

 

10 Comments

  • Elle Hucal

    March 16, 2017 at 4:00 am Reply

    aww.. I totally agree with your takeaway. People nowadays are so judgmental that their lips are faster than their minds. It’s a sad fact, but the good news is, there are still some folks who acknowledge the other side of the coin. Folks that instead of interpreting things based on how they see it, would instead take time to ask or investigate on some things. Thanks for sharing that story. I’d probably credit your page back one day if I get to write on a similar topic, because this is where I first learned about/read the story. 🙂

    • TheWonderfulKind

      March 16, 2017 at 10:36 am Reply

      Thank you for appreciating my point in choosing the story 🙂 This is one of the things I learned in life so I want to share it 🙂

  • Nathalie

    March 16, 2017 at 5:22 am Reply

    I’ve read this story somewhere before (probably on FB) but it never fails to touch me. I can only imagine the wonder of the boy seeing all those things we take for granted for the very first time… We really can’t just make snap judgments about anyone; everyone is fighting his or her own battles, whether it shows on his person or not. And while we are under no obligation to dig deeper just to help, sometimes just keeping quiet and letting people be is what the situation needs.

  • Amila Wickramarachchi

    March 16, 2017 at 8:16 am Reply

    This is truly an inspiring story.yes,it is true.Sometimes people judge just by the appearance.But,truth is not what we see.Always,the story behind can be full of struggles,hard times and sad situations.

  • Meera

    March 16, 2017 at 2:11 pm Reply

    I have read this story before and it’s certainly a beautiful and a touching one. We should think more than twice before judging anyone for that matter. Everyone have their own reasons, and if only we know. It’s a nice share, btw.

  • Teresa Dumadag

    March 16, 2017 at 4:17 pm Reply

    Nice story. This is the first time I encountered this. I like it. I agree with your insights. It is truly wise to be slow in giving out comments and to not judge.

  • Laveena Sengar

    March 17, 2017 at 10:27 am Reply

    We just cannot make such judgement anytime. It is not right. I have read or heard about this story sometime back as well.

  • Swayam Tiwari

    March 19, 2017 at 3:42 pm Reply

    We should never kill the child within us. The world is forever plotting to make us grow older but in the process, we are all the time losing our innocence. God bless you for this post.

  • Claire Santiago

    March 19, 2017 at 7:43 pm Reply

    I was thinking about my 2 year-old son while I was reading this. He loves train and I want to share this with him. By the way, it’s true that we must not jump into conclusion especially to people or events that we don’t really know…

  • Herbert Kikoy

    March 19, 2017 at 10:49 pm Reply

    Interesting. In my part, I always assess things first before butting in or giving out comments especially if we don;t know the whole story. Most of the time I give comments after assessment but sometimes I dont especially if I know that it might hurt them in some way

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