There is a story about a man who sold hot dogs by the
roadside. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers.
He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio.
His eyes were weak, so he never watched television. But
enthusiastically, he sold lots of hot dogs. His sales and
profit went up. He ordered more meat and got himself a
bigger and a better stove. As his business was growing, the
son, who had recently graduated from college, joined his
Then something strange happened. The son asked, "Dad,
aren't you aware of the great recession that is coming our
way?" The father replied, "No, but tell me about it." The son
said, "The international situation is terrible. The domestic is
even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad
time." The man thought that since his son had been to
college, read the papers, and listened to the radio, he
ought to know and his advice should not be taken lightly.
So the next day, the father cut down his order for the meat
and buns, took down the sign and was no longer
enthusiastic. Very soon, fewer and fewer people bothered
to stop at his hot dog stand. And his sales started coming
down rapidly. The father said to his son, "Son, you were right. We are in the middle of a recession. I am glad you warned me ahead of time."
What is the moral of the story?
1. Many times we confuse intelligence with good judgment.
2. A person may have high intelligence but poor judgment.
3. Choose your advisers carefully and use your judgment.
4. A person can and will be successful with or without
a formal education if they have the 5 Cs:
5. The tragedy is that there are many walking
encyclopedias who are living failures.
No one will teach you how to be passionate, how to be creative, how to be humble, how to be persistent and how to believe in yourself and your dream in school. These are qualities that you must develop in and outside the school. It does not matter if you went to school or not. If someone who has done Ph.D. tells you to abandon your dreams it does not make it the right thing to do. One day what will save may not be the things you learn in schools but the values you learn outside a classroom. There is a big gap between school skills and life skills.
Having better education does not necessarily mean that someone is better than you. schools do not give talents. acquiring knowledge is a great thing but do not step on wisdom just because you have knowledge. The best thing you will ever do is believe your guts. Because the things we regret doing are the things our guts tell us to do or not do and we ignore.
You can be surprised that there are people who have not gone to school and know more about various subjects than you do. You can learn even from those you think you are better than. You can never be better than everyone at everything. t.me/topmotivators