The Secret of Happiness

Well, I’m not going to tell this story in detail. This story about the secret of happiness that I read on One day, a shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness to the wise man. Then he went to the wise man. He traveled for 40 days across the desert. Finally he came to a beautiful castle on top of the mountain where the wise man lived.

He went inside to the main room palace. He saw all the people in the palace busy with their activities until he waited for two hours to get to talk to the wise man. After they met, he said the goal for the wise man. Because the wise man is still busy, so he told him to get around the palace, to see the beauty in his castle and came back two hours later. But he was told to bring a spoon containing two drops of oil and should not let the oil spilled. Then he went around the palace. But he focused solely on the scoop. Two hours later he came back to the wise man.

The wise man asked him what the beauty that he saw in his palace. And he felt ashamed and said he did not see anything. The wise man told him to see the beauty of the palace and back again. So he went and saw all of the beauty in the palace. While back, he told all that he sawto the wise man. But he forgot the spoon that containing the oil. The wise man said “There is only one piece of advice I can give to you. The secret of happiness is to enjoy all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon”.

Well, the moral value in this story is “Do not ever forget the responsibilities and enjoy the beauty of the world that we have.”

Posted by : Eni Purnama


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