Once upon a time there was one storyteller. After getting tired of telling old fabricated stories, he left his house in search of a real life story.
He reached a village and took a cottage for rent. After roaming in the village throughout the month, in search of true story, the storyteller couldn't find one. Disappointed, he decided to stop his search.
The next day, while sitting in the cottage, he suddenly heard a voice - a woman was yelling at someone. The voice was coming from the big wall behind his cottage.
He tried to hear the conversation; it sounded like the woman was abusing her daughter-in-law. The storyteller didn't like it but he was happy to finally get his story.
Listening to the conversations each day he added them to his story. Though he couldn't see the characters of his story, he started hating the Mother-in-law, as she seemed to be villain.
Now it was time to finalize the end of the story. But before he did, the storyteller wanted to see the characters once, so he climbed the wall.
There he saw the mother-in-law sitting in a wheelchair. It seemed she was handicapped and that the daughter-in-law was resting nearby.
He saw the old lady trying to get a food item lying on the table near her chair. But because of her condition, she couldn't reach it and the daughter-in-law looked like she was enjoying the old lady's helplessness.
Suddenly the old lady fell from the chair and started abusing her daughter in-law.
The storyteller went back and quickly changed the ending of the story and was stunned at how different it was compared to what he originally thought it would be.
Truly he had found both a real life story and a real life lesson.
Lesson: Never judge a situation unless you know all the aspects well. Sometimes you can't imagine your distance from the reality.
Copyright © 2009 Kamlesh Kharteta