Motivational Story - The Farmers Fun

Once upon a time, A rich businessman is bored with his life. He decides to stay a few days at a farm.

On the first day he asks farmer -
what is that you do for entertainment?

The farmer says - Sir, we work all day... come back home, have food, spend some time with the family and go to sleep.

The businessman says - oh how boring.. don't you guys drink whisky, play loud music, gamble on cards, dance with many women and enjoy having sex with a different woman every night??

The farmer is confused - is that entertainment sir... the Temple Priest said all those things are evil??

The businessman - What a fool.. See I have been doing that all my life, I am such a happy man.. enjoying his life.. What a fool are you people!!!

That night the farmer goes to sleep feeling that he has wasted his life all along.
Next morning he wakes up, goes to the businessman and ask him -
"Sir, all that entertainment you told me about last night, how and where can I get it?"

The businessman says - Go to the city, and you can enjoy a life like that.

The farmer decides he has wasted his life long enough and deserves "entertainment". He takes all his saving, and goes to the city.

Within a few days he starts drinking, learns to dance on music he hasn't heard in a long time, starts to gamble and spend it on women...
Every morning he wakes up with a hangover and tells himself - I am having fun, I am living the life I deserve.

Soon all his money exhausts and his new found friends start to avoid him. Dejected he takes the bus back home.

On reaching his village, everyone asks him - "how was the city".

In fear of being made fun of, he lies and says - It was amazing, and he had a lot of fun.

Everyone then asks - Why did you come back then?

Fearful of having lies being caught he says - I came back to sell my property here and permanently move to the city.

Everyone congratulates him!!
People demand a big Party for his success..
Some people make an instant offer for his farm.

A few days later, he starts crying while sitting on a bus taking him back to the city.!!

Mind Mantra - I wrote this story based on true cases of people who land up in foreign land because someone has shown them a "great picutre".

I want to tell you that people will show you "Great pictures" and "great paths"... but its essential to choose a path which is in accordance with your personality. It might not be "fun" or "great" according to others, but it will leave you with the satisfaction that its yours.
written by -

Dr.Hemant Mittal (MBBS,DPM)
Psychiatrist, Motivational Speaker, Counsellor

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