Once upon a time a long time ago, a King put a big rock on the main road to the village and watched what the citizens of the village or passersby will do. He stayed in the nearby bush to watch them.
A few village influential men, courtiers and privileged men got to the boulder on the road and simply moved on. A few critical people got there, lambasted the King and cursed the village for being so irresponsible. A peasant farmer however, carrying a load of vegetables got to the boulder and felt responsible, he felt, someone may fall over on this, and being in the middle of the road wasn’t right. He tugged, pulled and strained and moved the rock off the narrow road. He turned around to pick up his vegetable load and noticed a purse under where the boulder had been.
He picked up the purse, surprised at how heavy, he opened it. He found plenty of Gold coins, and a little note from the King – “This treasure belongs to he who removes the obstacle”.
1. Every problem or obstacle around our lives is an opportunity to better and improve our lives.
2. Murmuring and walking around challenges win neither reward nor applause.
3. There is great gain in taking responsibility for what ought to be everybody’s problem.
4. Criticism without action does not equal impact.