Monday, July 20, 2015

How The Hate We Carry Will Burden Us

How The Hate We Carry Will Burden Us.

A kindergarten teacher has decided to let her class play a game.

The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few potatoes. Each potato will be given a name of a person that the child hates, so the number of potatoes that a child will put in his/her plastic bag will depend on the number of people he/she hates.

So when the day came, every child brought some potatoes with the name of the people he/she hated. Some had 2 potatoes; some 3 while some up to 5 potatoes.

The teacher then told the children to carry with them the potatoes in the plastic bag wherever they go (even to the toilet) for 1 week.

Days after days passed by, and the children started to complain due to the unpleasant smell let out by the rotten potatoes. Besides, those having 5 potatoes also had to carry heavier bags. After 1 week, the children were relieved because the game had finally ended.

The teacher asked: "How did you feel while carrying the potatoes with you for 1 week?" The children let out their frustrations and started complaining of the trouble that they had to go through having to carry the heavy and smelly potatoes wherever they go.

Then the teacher told them the hidden meaning behind the game. The teacher said: "This is exactly the situation when you carry your hatred for somebody inside your heart. The stench of hatred will contaminate your heart and you will carry it with you wherever you go. If you cannot tolerate the smell of rotten potatoes for just 1 week, can you imagine what is it like to have the stench of hatred in your heart for your lifetime?"

Moral of the story:

Throw away any hatred for anyone from your heart so that you will not carry the burdens created by others, for a lifetime. Forgiving others is the best and healthiest attitude to take!


Unknown said...

This has just saved me, Thank you!

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Unknown said...

Absolutely true! I am so glad I have a forgiving heart! To bad for the haters who don't!!

Unknown said...

So sad when it is a family member carrying the hatred with my name on it.

Unknown said...

It's ironic. Those that truly hated me have passed on by now. And I live another day to forgive another.
So go ahead you cold hearted asshole, I'll even hold still as you take your best shot. I forgive you.

Unknown said...

My son doesn't want to have any contact with me, I don't know why ... but it hurts & I feel pain I then began to hate him, but now I have stopped hating & moved on & enjoy my life without him, I have loving people around me & it's so true that family doesn't have to be blood

Unknown said...

Yep know this well when they are a Narcissistic sole!!