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Who said beggar of today is not a chooser

A man walks past a beggar every day and gives him Rs. 10 and that Continues for a year.

Then suddenly the daily donation changes to Rs. 7, 50.

” Well,” the beggar thinks, ” it’s still better than nothing.”

A year passes in this way until the man’s daily donation suddenly becomes Rs. 5.

” What’s going on now?” the beggar asks his donor. ” First you give me Rs. 10 every day, then Rs. 7,50 and now only Rs. 5.

What’s the problem?”

” Well,” the man says, “ last year my eldest son went to university, it’s very expensive, so I had to cut costs”.

”This year my eldest daughter also went to university, so I had to cut my expenses even further .”

” And how many children do you have?” the beggar asks.

” Four,” the man replies.

” Well,” says the beggar,

“ I hope you don’t plan to educate them all at my expense”.

Courage

Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at Stanford Hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liza who was suffering from a rare and serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her five-year-old brother, who had miraculousl
y survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes, I'll do it if it will save Liza."

As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheeks. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away?"

Being young, the boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give h…

What we say will never be recovered

Once an old man spread rumours that his neighbor was a thief. As a result, the young man was arrested. Days later the young man was proven innocent. After being released he sued the old man for wrongly accusing him.

In the court the old man told the Judge: "They were just comments, didn't harm anyone." The judge told the old man: "Write all the things you said about him on a piece of paper. Cut them up and on the way home, throw the pieces of paper out. Tomorrow, come back to hear the sentence." Next day, the judge told the old man: "Before receiving the sentence, you will have to go out and gather all the pieces of paper that you threw out yesterday."

The old man said: "I can't do that! The wind spread them and I won't know where to find them." The judge then replied: "The same way, simple comments may destroy the honour of a man to such an extent that one is not able to fix it. If you can't speak well of someone, rather do…