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.