Thursday, February 21, 2019

A motivational Story "Education does not mean good judgment"

There is a story about a man who sold hotdogs by the roadside. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers. He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio. His eyes were weak, so he never watched television. But enthusiastically, he sold lots of hotdogs. His sales and profit went up. He ordered more meant and got himself a bigger and better stove. As his business was growing, his son, who had recently graduated from college, joined his father.
            Then something strange happened. The son asked, “Dad, aren’t you aware of the great recession that is coming our way?” The father replied, “ No, but tell me about it.” The son said, “ The international situation is terrible. The domestic situation is even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad times.” The man thought that since his son had been to college, read the papers and listened to the radio, he ought to know and his advice should not be taken lightly. So the next day, the father cut down his order for the meat and buns, took down the sign and was no longer as enthusiastic. Very soon, fewer and fewer people bothered to stop at his hotdog stand and his sales stared coming down rapidly. The
father said to his son, “Son, you were right. We are in the middle of a recession. I am glad you warned me ahead of time.

Moral of the story :- What morals can we take away from the above story? the above story forces us to distinguish between being intelligent vs being prudent. What is intelligence? Intelligence is the ability to be a quick learner. Somebody could be highly intelligent, but may have poor judgment. Optimism and pessimism are both expectations-either positive or negative. Many times, positive or negative expectations sub-consciously, turn out to be fulfilling prophecies. Choose your advisers carefully but use your own judgment. 

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