Stories, stories everywhere and not a moral to learn! Hopefully, that won’t be the case. In fact, the reason for the existence of this blog is quite the opposite–I want to explore and share stories that have morals, and lessons to learn.
Hopefully, this will be an amazing and worthwhile adventure. Thank you and watch this space!
There once was a young man who wanted to know the secret of success. He knew that no one could explain this secret better than the Greek philosopher Socrates.
The young man made his way to Socrates and asked him, “What is the secret to success?”
Socrates asked the young man to meet him by the riverside the following day. They met as decided. They began to walk toward the river and continued to walk until the water touched their neck and they were about to sink completely.
At that moment, Socrates took the young man by surprise and dunked his head into the water.
The young man struggled and tried every possible way to escape and save his life. But unfortunately, Socrates was stronger and kept him in the water until the young man turned almost blue, but he wasn’t dead yet!
Socrates pulled his head out of the water and the first thing that the young man did was to gasp and take a deep breath of air.
Socrates asked the young man, “What did you want the most when you were in there?”
He replied, “I wanted air to breathe.”
Socrates then said, “That is the secret to success. When you want success as badly as you wanted air, then you will get it. There is no other secret.”
So let’s look at the moral of the story. We need to be passionate enough to want to succeed. We need to be determined to achieve our goals as there is no shortcut to success.