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Just two words #WednesdayWisdom | Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles
There was a very strict monastery that followed a vow of silence. The monks were not allowed to speak. At all. However, there was one exception to this rule. Once in ten years, the monks had permission to speak two words. One monk, after his first ten years at the monastery, went to the head monk, who greeted him and said, “It has been ten years. What are the two words you’d like to speak?” And the monk replied, “bed…hard.” The head monk responded, “I see.” Another ten years passed. The monk returned to the head monk’s office. The head monk asked, “It has been ten more years. What two words would you like to speak?” Said the monk, eagerly, “food… stinks.” “I see,” said the head monk. Yet another ten years went by. The monk was back to the head monk’s office, who asked him, “After these ten years, what are your two words?” “I… quit!” said the monk. Said the head monk, “Well, I can see why. You do nothing but complain.” ♥ Okay, a young person close to me read this story and asked me what was wrong with whining about the tough conditions. I responded, saying …