19 September 2013

Let's Chat | You get what you give

I am finally feeling settled in at my new university accommodation, and it has been great catching up with everyone after being away from each other for the summer. I have put up all my posters, and other little things to make my room feel a bit more homely. I will be making a post on that soon, but for today I will be posting my weekly inspirational story. This week's story is short but I feel as though it is meaningful nonetheless!

     The Pound of Butter

There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to the baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting a pound and he found that he was not. This angered him and he took the farmer to court. The judge asked the farmer if he was using any measure. The farmer replied, ''Honor, I am primitive. I don't have a proper measure, but I do have a scale." The judge asked, "Then how do you weigh the butter?" The farmer replied "Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker."

I think this story shows that in life, we get back what we give to others. It makes you think of how you would feel if that which you did to another person was done to you. It is very easy to get into a habit of deceiving others, and when it happens for long enough you begin to lose touch with what is truth and what is not. It makes you realise that before you start asking questions about why someone is treating you a certain way, you need to ask yourself how you have been treating them. If you treat someone well, the likelihood is that you will get treated well in return, rather than getting tangled up into a web of lies and deceit. 

What do you think of this? let me know in the comments below! 
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