Writer: Ashrafun Nesa
Money is something that we all need and use in our daily lives. But do we really appreciate the value of money and the hard work that goes into earning it? Do we respect our fathers who provide for us and sacrifice their time and energy for our well-being? In this article, I will share with you two inspiring stories that will make you think about the value of money and the role of fathers in our lives.
Story 1: The Cloth Merchant’s Son
The first story is about a cloth merchant’s son who did not understand how hard his father worked to earn money. He was very extravagant and spent money on unnecessary things. One day he asked his father for 134 dollars to go out with his friends. His father agreed to give him the money on one condition: he had to sit in the shop for three days and keep track of the profit and show clothes to customers.
The boy agreed and went to the shop the next morning. He thought it would be an easy job, but he soon realized how difficult it was. He had to deal with different types of customers, some of whom were rude, demanding, or dishonest. He had to bargain, persuade, and satisfy them. He also had to face physical challenges, such as pushing heavy carts, carrying loads of clothes, and standing for long hours. He worked hard all day but made very little profit.
He did this for three days and earned only 74 dollars in total. He was exhausted, frustrated, and disappointed. He had forgotten about his plan to go out with his friends. He realized how hard his father worked to earn money and how easy he wasted it.
His father came back and gave him 134 dollars and said it was his money to go out with his friends. The boy hugged his father and cried. He said he did not need the money anymore. He said he wanted to help his father in the shop from then on.
This story shows us how we often take our fathers for granted and do not appreciate their efforts to provide for us. We should respect our fathers and learn from their hard work and dedication.
- The moral of this story is:
- We should not waste money on unnecessary things.
- We should value the hard work of our fathers.
- We should help our fathers in their work.
Story 2: The Millionaire’s Son
The second story is about a millionaire’s son who also did not value money or his father’s work. He asked his father for 670 dollars to party with his friends. His father said he could give him the money on one condition: he had to show him 3 dollars income the next day.
The boy was very happy and thought it was a very easy task. He agreed and went to sleep. His father woke him up very early in the morning and told him to go out and find work.
The boy went out but could not find any work anywhere. He finally decided to drive a car but no one would give him a car. He then started the job of pushing cars on the bridge. He would get 0.07 dollars for each push.
The job was very hard and painful. He fell down while pushing and tore his pants and injured his knee. He bled and suffered a lot.
He managed to earn 1 dollar after working all day. He came back and gave his father the money. His father smiled a little and told him to go with him to the other side of the river.
His mother was angry and said why did he have to go to the other side of the river after working hard all day?
The father and son walked three miles and reached the other side of the river. Then the father started throwing coins into the river one by one.
The boy saw this and tears started rolling down his eyes. He realized that his father was throwing away his hard-earned money into the water.
His father told him that he threw his 1 dollar into the river today and he was crying but he wasted thousands and thousands of dollars of his father’s hard-earned money without any care or gratitude.
The boy then realized how valuable money was and how much his father worked to earn it. He hugged his father and apologized for his behavior.
This story shows us how we often waste money on unnecessary things without realizing its worth or respecting our fathers who earn it for us. We should value money and use it wisely for our needs and not our wants.
- The moral of this story is:
- We should not take money for granted or spend it recklessly.
- We should appreciate the efforts of our fathers.
- We should save money for our future needs.
These two stories teach us important lessons about the value of money and the role of fathers in our lives. Money is not something that we should take for granted or spend recklessly. It is something that we should earn with hard work and honesty, save for our future needs, and spend wisely on our necessities.
Fathers are not just providers or protectors, they are also mentors and role models who guide us, support us, and inspire us. They work hard for us, sacrifice for us, and love us unconditionally.
We should respect our fathers, appreciate their efforts, and learn from their examples. We should also help them in their work and share their responsibilities.
We should be grateful for the money and the fathers that we have and not waste or ignore them.
Thank you for reading!
The stories presented in this article are for illustrative and educational purposes only. They are fictional tales created to convey valuable life lessons about money and the importance of respecting fathers’ efforts. Any resemblance to real events or individuals is purely coincidental. Readers are encouraged to reflect on the moral lessons while respecting the diversity of family dynamics and financial situations.