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Life’s lessons: The blind man with a lighted lamp
There was once a small town where a man, who couldn’t see, lived by himself.
He was blind. Yet, he carried a lighted lamp with him whenever he went out at night. One night, as the man was returning home after having dinner outside, he came across a group of young travellers. They saw that he was blind, and yet carrying a lighted lamp. They started making fun of him. One of them asked him, “Hey man! You are blind and can’t see anything! Why do you carry the lamp then?!” The blind man replied, “Yes, unfortunately, I am blind and I can’t see anything, but a lighted lamp which I am carrying is for the people like you who can see. You may not see the blind man coming, and end up pushing me. That is why I carry a lighted lamp”.
The group of travellers felt ashamed and apologised for their behaviour.
MORAL: Think before judging others and learn to see things from others’ point of view.