Friday, 8 January 2016

A Pound of Butter

There was a farmer named Chris. Chris sold a pound of butter to the baker named Harry. One day the Harry decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting a pound and he found that he was not. This angered him and he took the Chris to court. The judge asked the Chris if he was using any measure. Chris replied to the judge, “I am primitive. I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale.” The judge asked, “Then how do you weigh the butter?” Chris replied “Your Honour, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day when the baker Harry brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker Harry.”

What is the moral of the story?

” We get back in life what we give to others.”

We expect others to be honest but charity begins at home. We need to ask our self this question first before pointing our finger towards others: Am I giving fair value for the wages or money I hope to make? Honesty and dishonesty become a habit. Some people practice dishonesty and can lie with a straight face. Others lie so much that they don’t even know what the truth is. But did they deceive others or themselves?


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