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Are we willing to sacrifice something so dear to us....so other may live happily...

My wife called, 'How long will you be with that newspaper? Will you
come here and make your darling daughter eat her food?
I tossed the paper away and rushed to the scene. My only daughter,
Jane, looked frightened; tears were welling up in her eyes. In front of
her was a bowl filled to its brim with boiled vegetables. Jane is a nice child,
quite intelligent for her age.

I cleared my throat and picked up the bowl. 'Jane, darling, why don't
you take a few mouthful of this boiled vegetables? Just for Dad's sake, dear'.
Jane softened a bit and wiped her tears with the back of her hands.
'Ok, Dad. I will eat - not just a few mouthfuls, but the whole lot of this.
But, you should...' Jane hesitated. 'Dad, if I eat this entire boiled vegetables,
will you give me whatever I ask for?'

'Promise'. I covered the pink soft hand extended by my daughter with
mine, and clinched the deal. Now I became a bit anxious. 'Jane, dear,
you shouldn't insist on getting a co…

Rotten Tomatoes

A school teacher decided to let her class play a game. The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few tomatoes. Each tomato will be given a name of a person that the child hates, so the number of tomatoes that a child will put in his/her plastic bag will depend on the number of people he/she hates. So when the day came, every child brought some tomatoes with the name of the people he/she hated. Some had 2 tomatoes; some 3 while some up to 5 tomatoes. The teacher then told the children to carry with them the tomatoes in the plastic bag wherever they go for 1 week. Days after days passed by, and the children started to complain due to the unpleasant smell let out by the rotten tomatoes. Besides, those having 5 tomatoes also had to carry heavier bags. After 1 week, the children were relieved because the game had finally ended. The teacher asked: “How did you feel while carrying the tomatoes with you for 1 week?”. The children let out their frustra…