6 Short Stories, Many things to learn

1. Early Marriage ( A big mistake)

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 Early Marriage is the main reason for my miserable life.H I,I am Rahul,a forsaken husband. My father is a police constable, mother a house wife. I am a youngest son of my parents. My parents care for me much more than my siblings. They are all graduate but I became a class X failed unemployed man.

   As far back as I remember I became unruly after class IX. I fell into bad company. Everyday I went out to meet my friends, most of them are from govt employee families. We met twice in a day. After breakfast in the morning I went out and made a call to my friends and met in a secluded place. We did nothing there, just nonsense talk happened in the beginning but slowly we began to take intoxication. We smoked cigarette and took kheni. Later we also began to drink wine. In the evening after school again we met in the same place. We never talked about our bright future, we talked about girl, sex, orchestra, Mela, disco, restaurant etc.
    Gradually, I lost interest in school. My mother scolded me but I did not listen to her. I couldn't stay at home. It was impossible for me to pass a day without meeting my friends. I don't know what an intoxication it was!
   If we get any information of an orchestra, Mela etc, we never miss it. Before going to the orchestra function, we planned to do false romance with the girls just to have sex. All my friends were not virgin. I was the one who was a pure virgin. They always talked about how they got it and what happened. So, I also desire to have it once. And my friends fell pity for me because I had no a physical contact yet. They were all ready to help me get sex.
   One night, I proposed a girl in a Mela( village fair). I was surprised that she accepted my proposal without knowing me well and she gave me everything. Then we talked over the phone some days. I began to fall in love with her. But later when I got another number of a girl and made a chat, I started ignoring her. But she was very clever because she was deceived by other guys many times. She threatened me if I left her she would commit suicide. But I ignored her.

    One day, she without telling me anything came to my house and denied to go back home. All the villagers got to know about it. I felt shy a little. I could send her back but my mother did not want to send her back. Some of my friends got married in my village. So I did not oppose it. I found it one of my fun . So I got married at the age of 19 and at that time her age was 18.

   I stopped going to school. I didn't know how to cope with new responsibilities and how to deal with new people. I and my spouse were not financially settled. So, I had a hard time managing even the basic necessities of life. Because my parents expected me to bear my expenditures on my own. Before marriage, my parents would bear my responsibilities and my expenditures. But after marriage, they showed me hesitation to give me money. So, quarrel created time to time between husband and wife. I told my father to arrange a business for me. He asked me, " What do you want to do?" I couldn't answer because I knew nothing. My father suggested me to sell a fish but I felt shy, I wanted to drive a car but I didn't know driving.

   Before marriage, I had enjoyed cozy time in the orchestra, disco, Mela and in a secluded place with my friends. These same habits created a huge fight between us after marriage. My wife expected me to become a responsible husband. She wanted me to stay more at home. But I would demand a lot of fun. My wife was always busy with taking care of my parents.

  After one year of our marriage, she gave a birth to a baby boy. I was happy to see my son. And I decided to become a responsible father and a good husband. But I was addicted to drinking wine. I forgot everything. Besides,I had a relationship with another girl for which my wife broke my mobile set down. But after taking new mobile set,it continued and I had many girl's mobile numbers. So, a fight would start. It happened again and again. Eventually, my wife went to her parent's home taking my baby. I requested her to come back but she denied. Even my parents also went there to bring her back but she refused to come. Then I realised my mistake. Coming home drunk and late, relationship with other girls, lack of money were the reasons for the quarrel between us. And I gave up all my bad habits. My father bought me a maturity car and I am learning driving. It's been 14 months but my wife did not yet come back to me. I believe one day she will return.

   Early Marriage is the main reason for my miserable life. Due to immature, I did not know how to cope with new responsibilities that came along with marriage for which my wife ran away. Due to getting married early, I had to drop out in class X. Falling into bad company/ staying with unruly friends is also another reason for getting ruined my future.

 If I wouldn't have married early, at least I could pass the matric exam and there was a chance to overcome from bad company.

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2.  True Happiness is the Feeling of Inner Happiness. 

   I am Kwthar, 38 years old govt. employee. I made a big mistake in my life. I have a younger brother. But he is taller than me. He is a religious man.  He loves to read sacred books.
    I am seven years older than he. My father had a small grocery shop in the local market. Both my mother and father had a great interest in educating us. So my father could not save money for the future. By God grace, I got a government job at an early age. We began to enhance the property. At that time my younger brother was at class XI.  I told him to study as much as he could. But he was not good at study. 
     I got married to a metric failed girl judging by her face beauty. My wife is beautiful but selfish. She never wants to help others. She always tried to impede me whenever I wanted to send money to my younger brother. But I was giving money to him. But he is not a good student. He tried hard but could not complete graduation. 
     I made a garden of rubber plantation with the help of my parents and my younger brother. Our state Tripura is the second largest rubber producing state after Kerala in India. It is profitable business. And I purchased a big pond. I could buy all these things because I did not need to buy household expenses like rice, pulse, vegetables etc. We have an ancestral agricultural land. And my mother loved to grow vegetables in front yard. 
      My younger brother had a relationship with a girl for two years. The girl's parents were pressurising my brother and my mother. So we had to get him married without his any income source. Then some problems between my wife and my younger brother's wife arose. After two years of my brother's marriage, I had to take decision for my wife's pressure to stay separately with them. My mother also allowed me to stay separate. 
      Most of our properties except ancestors property are on my name. Because I bought all these properties (ponds, rubber plantation garden etc) with my deposited money. So I occupied all. My mother asked me to leave some property for my younger brother. He has no job. But I denied by saying that I bought all these things with my salary. My father got angry but my brother impeded him.
    My uncle told me to divide the rubber plantation into two parts for your younger brother. All my relatives were against me for not giving rubber plantation to my younger brother. 
      Many years passed, I became the father of one son and my brother became a father of two sons. And my father had to close his grocery shop due to his diabetes disease and lack of capital. Their condition was deteriorating and on the other hand, I built a new beautiful building. And I bought a new personal car. I had everything. But I was not having a peace of mind. Because my mother began to sell vegetables in the local market in shaggy cloth and my brother joined in Mason. But my brother did not want anything from me. 
      On one side we were living a luxury life using car, putting on branded clothes etc. And on the other side, my mother and brother were wearing untidy clothes. I was not having inner happiness. And the local people also began to criticise me. They called me self centred. They said, He is riding a car, and his own mother is selling vegetables in the market, this is not fair". But I tolerated everything because if I wanted to give something to them my wife's face turned red. I didn't want problems in my family. I seldom went to my parent's house. But my son always insisted us to go there. Because he loved to play with my younger brother's sons. 
     Sometimes my son asked me "why  are my grandfather, grandmother and my uncle poor?" I used to reply "They did not study well". But he again asked, "why didn't you help them? My teacher taught me that the man should help the poor men". 
     The society did not respect me. One day my wife said to me, "The villagers called you selfish". She heard it when she went to my son's school. And she proposed me to leave my native village to stay away from my parents. I kept silence, I didn't utter a word. I changed my mind. I decided to perform a Kali puja (goddess Kali festival) in my house. Without informing my wife, I invited my parents, my brother along with his family and all my relatives.
     Before all my relatives I bowed down my head before my mother and father and I apologised for my mistake. I said, "I have done wrong, please forgive me". My mother began to cry. Others consoled us. Then I went to my younger brother and said, "My educational qualification is higher than you but you are greater than I. You didn't ask me anything. The relationship is more valuable than property, pelf. You are right my younger brother". I announced before everyone to divide into three parts of all my property for my parents, brother and me. 
    Now I am having peace of mind   Every year we went to the picnic together. My son is happier than all of us. They play together open-mindedly. 

True happiness is the feeling of inner happiness/peace of mind.

3.The old man, his son and their donkey
    An old man and his son were going to the market with their donkey. When they had walked a little, they met some people who started laughing at them. "Looking at those fools," they laughed, "they have a donkey with them yet they are walking on foot!"

     So the old man put his son on the donkey and they went on their way. But soon they came across a group of Old Men. "Look at that lazy young boy, instead of making his old father sit on the donkey, he himself is sitting on it. What a shameful thing to do," said one old man. So the son got off from the donkey and made his father sit on it. As they went a little further they came across a group of children. "Oh look at that cruel old man", they cried, "he himself is riding the donkey while that little boy has to walk all the way". So the old man made his son sit next to himself on the donkey.

     As they had gone a little distance, they came across a group of men who said, "It's a matter of shame that two people are sitting on a poor donkey. They are selfish".  So the old man and his son got off from the donkey and tied the donkey's feet on a big pole. They put this pole over their shoulder.
     The whole town laughed and cheered. They had never seen a donkey being carried this way. They went along amid the laughter of all who met them till they came to the market bridge. When the donkey, getting one of his feet lose kicked out the boy. In the struggle, the donkey fell over the bridge and his fore-feet being tied together he was drowned. The old man and his son lost their donkey in trying to please everybody.
If you try to please all, you end up pleasing none. 
     4. The Fox in the well
     One day a fox was walking in the forest searching for water. He saw a well. As soon as he saw a well, he jumped inside the well to drink water. The well was not deep, but it was too deep for the fox to get out. He tried to his level best to come out but all in vain.

    After sometimes a goat was passing by and stopped at the well and looked down the well. "Mr Fox, what are you doing inside the well?" the goat asked. "Mr Goat, the water in this well is the sweetest water I have ever had. I have jumped inside so that I could drink as much water as I want. Why don't you jump in too?" the cunning fox asked.
    The goat jumped inside the well without thinking. As soon as the goat jumped down, the fox jumped on his back and came out of the well. He looked down at the goat and laughed. He ran away leaving the poor goat in the well.
         Look before you leap 
 5. The lazy donkey
      Once a merchant had loaded his donkey with several heavy bags of salt to sell them in the market. As they were crossing a stream, the donkey's foot slipped and he fell down. The water melted all the salt. When the donkey got up he was surprised. "My heavy load has gone!",  the donkey said happily as they returned home. The donkey thought of this is a good idea to get rid of the load.
      The next day, the merchant again loaded the donkey with heavy bags of salt. As they were crossing the stream the donkey deliberately fell in the stream to loosen his load. The salt merchant understood the donkey trick. He knew that donkey was falling in the stream on purpose.
     So, the next day, the merchant filled the bag with cotton instead of salt. As they were passing the stream, the donkey again pretended to slip and fall. However this time the cotton absorbed water and the bag become heavier. The donkey could not walk properly. The merchant started beating donkey for not walking properly. The donkey realised his mistake and learned his lesson.

6.  Learn from the mistakes committed by others.

Life is very short . So we should learn from others mistakes . Generally we all learn from our own mistakes  , and we do not repeat those . in our life. But many people do not try to learn from mistakes of others . If we only learn from our own mistakes , it will take a lot of time from our life and we have to pay a price. But if we learn from people's mistakes , these cost us nothing .
   Committing mistakes , many people are suffering from a fatal diseases and some are suffering a great financial loss .
    We have learnt about Early Men. In those days there were no houses or other buildings . People lived in caves and there were no cultivation . The people did not cook-They had no cooking vessels or pots and pans.
      These people are called the Palaeolithic men, or the men of the old stone age. They are so called as men made all their tools with stone . Then came the Neolithic men or men of the new stone age. The Neolithic men made the great discovery of cultivation .
   They started tilling the fields and growing their food there. The people lived in houses or huts which were very often made in the middle of lakes . Hence these people are called lake dwellers . The Neolithic men clothed themselves with the skins of animals or sometimes with a rough cloth or flax . They started making tools of Copper and Bronze .
     The first great discovery that man made was that of FIRE. In our times , a light fired by a match. In the older times, fires were made by rubbing two flints against each other till a sparkle come and this spark set fire to a piece of dry straw or same other dry thing.Then the people learnt  about the complexion of their appearance. The people living in Africa on their living near the equator where it is very hot sets used to the heat. The great heat of the sun makes them dark in complexion. If a person spends much time in the sun at the seaside or elsewhere he becomes tanned, or browner and darker.
       In these ways human beings are learning one by one .
     Swami Vivekanand said in his passage "An appeal to his country men" —We must try and exert ourselves for better things. There are many things to learn, we must struggle for new and higher things till we die. STRUGGLE IS THE END OF HUMAN LIFE.
       Shri Ram krishna used to say, "As long as I live , so long do I learn" . That man or that society which has nothing to learn , is already in the jaws of Death .
    There are so many situations we encounter in our daily life. Losing your virginity too early, neglecting your health, doing drugs, neglecting your partner are just examples of choices and experiences that should have been made without learning the hard way.  Basically teenage years are filled with impetuousness , wonder and they are always in a hurry to try and do everything without any caution .
   So we should keep learning from others mistakes  .
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