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Our Expectations

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by veenaissack123, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. veenaissack123

    veenaissack123 Senior IL'ite

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    A turtle family went on a picnic. The turtles, being naturally slow about things, took seven years to prepare for their outings. Finally the Turtle family left home looking for a suitable place. During the second year of their journey they found it. For about six months they cleaned up the area, unpacked the picnic basket, and completed the arrangements.

    Then they discovered they had forgotten the salt. A picnic without salt would be a disaster, they all agreed. After a lengthy discussion, the youngest turtle was chosen to retrieve the salt from home. Although he was the fastest of the slow moving turtles, the little turtle whined, cried, and wobbled in his shell.

    He agreed to go on one condition: that no one would eat until he returned. The family consented and the little turtle left. Three years passed and the little turtle had not returned. Five years â Six years... Then in the seventh year of his absence, the oldest turtle could no longer contain his hunger. He announced that he was going to eat and began to unwrap a sandwich. At that point the little turtle suddenly popped out from behind a tree shouting, "SEE I knew you wouldn't wait. Now I am not going to go get the salt."


    Lesson Learned:
    Some of us waste our time waiting for people to live up to our expectations. We are so concerned about what others are doing that we don't do anything ourselves.
     
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  2. Vysan

    Vysan Gold IL'ite

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    Hi,

    I dont know whether it is true.... We dont waith for what others are doing... In this fast materialistic world we dont wait for others... We grab what we want and keep running.... This is what i felt.... May be i am wrong....

    Veda
     
  3. Kamalji

    Kamalji IL Hall of Fame

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    Veenaji,

    HAHA.A great story.never heard of it before.

    Yes true.Thanks and regards.kamal
     
  4. subbutr

    subbutr Senior IL'ite

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    Very well shared story about turtles and the results of expectations our dear veenaji.

    Expectations can also bring in misery...as well as miracles when we didnot expected it.

    Subbu
     

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