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Cherish The Golden Eggs Life Gives You

The Greedy Farmer Story

This hen laid a golden egg every day. 

The farmer, its owner, didn’t deserve this. He happened to be the just luckiest person ever, but he was never grateful. He was always wanting more. Never satisfied! And to make matters worse, he would beat the hen and treat it like it owed him something.

He wasn’t satisfied with just one egg each day. He wanted more and more and more. One day, raging with anger, he decided that he wanted all the golden eggs right now..

He thought, "If I could just get all those golden eggs at once, I could build the biggest house in the entire village! I'd be the kingpin, calling all the shots!"

The evening rolled around, and the hen dutifully laid its golden egg. Now, this was the moment the farmer was supposed to show some love, toss some grub to the poor thing. But no, not this guy. He decided to play dirty. Instead of a regular meal, he mixed in some poison.

 Within minutes, the hen dropped. The poor thing was done for. And you'd think that was the end of the story, right? Oh no, it gets better.

The farmer, all smirks and arrogance, went to work. He was hoping to find all the golden eggs inside. He cracked open that hen, expecting a jackpot of golden eggs. But when he opened the hen, there was nothing. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Not a single golden egg. There were no eggs at all.

Reality hit the farmer like a ton of bricks.

Realising his massive mistake, he quickly became angry at himself – how had he been so stupid?

His greed had made him a monster. It had blinded him.

Day by day, the farmer's wealth dwindled. His dreams of the biggest house in the village and controlling everyone else vanished like morning mist.

The more he wanted, the less he had.

It was a classic case of biting the hand that feeds you, or, in his case, poisoning the hen that lays the golden eggs for you.

As time passed, the farmer found himself with nothing left. No golden eggs, no grand house, and definitely no control over anyone. It was a sad state of affairs, all thanks to his own shortsighted greed.

See, before this madness, the farmer had a sweet deal. One golden egg every day. Life was good. But oh no, his insatiable greed had turned him into a monster, and now he was paying the price.

So, what's the moral of the story, you ask?

Well – be grateful for what you have.

The farmer had it all but let his desires blind him to the beauty of what was right in front of him. He thought more was better, but in the end, it left him with nothing.

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The lust for power, for dominating others, inflames the heart more than any other passion.


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Just Some Thoughts 💭

● Technically, your age is the number of laps you've taken around the Sun.

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