Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Give and Take.

Tolerance and the adjustability are the two magic words which are required now a days to sustain in this world of myseries. We are seeing lots of divorces stories in the media in which the key factor is misunderstanding. Why this misunderstanding between the life partners reduced? is that due to the Non-intimacy, work pressure or Ego...

In my childhood my father used to tell us a story which gives an example for give and take policy one have to adapt in life and how it helps us to get not only intimacy intimacy but develops good attitude between people.

Here it goes...

In a jungle there lived a elephant couple. They lived happily as there is no shortage of supplies for their living and loved each other company. Suddenly there was a shortage in the food as there was no rain in the monsoon time. There was shortage of the drinking water, both the elephants walked for a long distance in search of some drinking water. Finally they found a small pond of water which is enough for only one elephant. The male elephant told the other that u seemed very thirsty so drink first and they if there is anything remaining i will have the rest. But the female elephant told the same thing but the other way around. Then they come to the conclusion that both of them put the trunks in to the water and drink equal amount of water so that both can get rid of the thirsty to some level. Both agreed and put the trunk and started drinking water but the water level in that small pond did not reduced. Actually the story ends in the way that the male elephant thought that atleast the female elephant drink water, the same as the female elephant which thought the male elephant drink the water. They laughed at each other and started drinking water equally and left.

We can consider this story for sharing of resources what we have or height of intimacy that we can get in to if we have the tolerance or give and take policy.
Note: Picture is not taken by me. It is from the internet.



Blogger Nags said...

you have a beautiful template. thanks for dropping by :)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007 12:06:00 PM  
Blogger priya said...

A beautiful story and wells aid. Its all about sharing, giving and how much you care isn't it.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007 1:08:00 PM  
Blogger Priya said...

thanks for the visit. if only more people were like those elephants then perhaps the world would be a better place.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007 11:36:00 PM  
Blogger Mystery said...

very well said, i think that there is so much choice these days that..if they dont like a person..they just switch to someone else..
you forgot to mention ego..that plays a big role..i think if thats reduced things will get better soon..:)

Thursday, September 06, 2007 5:56:00 AM  
Blogger Vignesh.C said...

Well said mate..i think its time people put compassion in front of their ego to make everyone's lives better

Thursday, September 06, 2007 10:30:00 AM  
Blogger preetha said...

Thats a sweet story :) but more than adjustment it was the love and caring that stands out in the story...liked it a lot

:) :)

Friday, September 07, 2007 1:46:00 PM  
Blogger Pritika Gupta said...

oh!! so touching.. misunderstanding.. starts becoz of lack of communication..is fed by individual ego.. can be ended only by love..n patience

Saturday, September 08, 2007 8:04:00 AM  
Blogger me said...

nice story...for me...tolerance is nothing but just accepting and celebrating deifferences...but yeah ego ... lack of communication..stress..work pressure are major causes which dont allow it to flourish in most relationships...
nice post Raj!

Monday, September 10, 2007 11:10:00 PM  
Blogger Vidya said...

Hmm..It makes so much sense you know! There aren't many of us who are tolerant. Marriage is supposed to last a lifetime and divorce is not the first option out!
It could also be because people get married at such an young age when they have hardly understood themselves. How then can they be responsible for someone else's happiness?


Tuesday, September 11, 2007 9:17:00 AM  
Blogger Thenraj said...

Thanks all of you pals for ur opinions...every comment is very valuable and it reflects every aspect we need to consider in a relationship.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 5:07:00 PM  

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