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We shall see…

I heard the story below in the movie “David Wilson’s War”. The substance of the tale moved me a little so figure Ishare it with you.

Once upon a time there was a boy who lived in a village who got a horse for his birthday.

Everyone in the village talked about how lucky the boy was to have gotten such an amazing gift.

When the zen master in the village was told about this extra ordinary gift, he just said “We shall see”

A few months later, the boy broke two of his legs riding the horse, and all the villagers talked about how unlucky the boy was for getting the horse.

On hearing the unfortunate news, the zen master said, we shall see.

A year later there was a big war, and all the youth in the village were drafted for war. Because the boy with the horse did not have any legs, he was spared.

Once again  all the villagers started talking how lucky that the boy did not have to go to war because he had no legs.

When told about this latest news, the zen master once again said “we shall see…”

What is the moral of the story?

Only time will tell the virtue of a good or bad fortune. It is up to us to make the most of the hand we are dealt with.

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