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Maturity Of This Six Year Old Boy

  • 6:19 pm October 10, 2020
  • suhas

Who says you need to be of a certain age to acquire maturity? You don't! All you need is a little common sense and a heart at the right place to become mature. Just like this 6 year old boy! Some might even say that this little kid is too mature for his age but then what is wrong in that? Look at this one!

The Start

So this is an extremely heart touching incident that took place. A 6 yr old boy was in the market with his little 4 yr old sister. Suddenly the boy found that his sister was lagging behind. He stopped and looked back. His sister was standing in front of a toy shop and was watching something with great interest. What exactly?



The Doll

So this little girl was looking at a doll! Her brother came up to her and asked her, “Do you want something?” The sister pointed at the doll. The boy held her hand and like a responsible elder brother gave that doll to her. The sister was very very happy…

The Shopkeeper

Now this is where it gets extremely interesting! The shopkeeper was watching everything and getting amused to see the matured behavior of the bou. Now the boy came to the counter and asked the shopkeeper, “What is the cost of this doll, Sir?"

This shopkeeper was a great man as well. So he asked the boy with a lot of love & affection, “Well, What can you pay?”



The Exchange

What do you think a 6 year old boy will have? Definitely not money, right? He had shells that he had collected from the sea shore. He took out all those shells from his pocket and gave them to the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper took the shells and started counting as if he were counting the currency. Then he looked at the boy. The boy asked him worriedly, “Is it less?”

To this, the Shopkeeper replied, “No, No… These are more than the cost. So I will return the remaining.” Saying so, he kept only 4 shells with him and returned the remaining."

An Important lesson

Boy happily took the remaining shells back and left with his extremely happy sister. A servant in that shop got very surprised while watching all this.

He asked his boss, “Sir! You gave away such a costly doll just for 4 shells ???”

The shopkeeper said with a smile, “Well, for us these are mere shells. But for that boy, these shells are very precious. And at this age, he does not understand what money is, but when he will grow up, he definitely will. And when he would remember that he purchased a doll with the Shells instead of Money, he will remember me and think that world is full of Good people. It will help him develop a positive attitude and he too, in turn, will feel motivated to be Good.”

Such a great lesson!