Donkey adjustment -the new philosophy of life
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There was a merchant with roaring business in good old times,
Who used to go to various places to do his trade,
And one day he met with an accident and he could not walk,
And so he purchased a healthy donkey and started riding on it.
After that his travels became without any rhyme or reason,
Days together he went to east then a day or days to west or north,
Then he would perhaps travel again to east or west or north,
And no one knew to which direction he would go the next day.
Then his friends and relatives one day stopped him on the way,
“What is happening to you? Some days you go east and some to north?
Some day you return early and some days extremely late .
Is everything all right with you and your trade ? we are worried.”
Then the merchant told them , “ after that accident,
You know I depend on this donkey to go anywhere I want,
And though I nurture him with love , he would not go,
To the direction that I want him to go”
“My only means of livelihood is trade and I cannot leave it,
Nor can I fight with this donkey and so he carries me ,
To the direction that he likes and I finish my jobs in that direction.
Neither have I any problem nor does the donkey seem to have a problem”
So if we want to lead our life without problems,
We have to understand how to adjust with a donkey,
That is life , where if we adjust with donkeys everything would be fine.
This is even okay in married life where we have to adjust with husband or wife donkey.