Saturday, 15 August 2009
WISDOM OF THE WORLD - WEEK 69
Why We Shout When In Anger
A wise man was travelling with his companions when they came upon a group of family members on the banks of a river shouting at each other in anger. The wise man turned to his friends and asked.
'Why do people shout in anger shout at each other?'
His friends thought for a while, then one of them said, 'Because we lose our calm, we shout.'
'But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you? You can as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner.' asked the wise man.
The friends discussed the matter for a while but couldn’t get to an answer they all agreed on. Finally the wise man explained.
'When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other to cover that great distance.
What happens when two people fall in love? They don't shout at each other but talk softly. Because their hearts are very close, the distance between them is either nonexistent or very small...When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper and they get even closer to each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other and that's all. That is how close two people are when they love each other.'
He looked at his friends and said.
'So when you argue do not let your hearts get distant, Do not say words that distance each other more, Or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return.'