1. The Story
A man came home late from work. He was tired and irritated. When he arrived home, he found his 5-year-old son waiting for him at the door.
When his son saw him, he asked, "Dad, can I ask you a question?"
The father replied, "Yes, of course, what is it?"
The son asked, "Dad, how much do you make an hour?"
The father angrily replied, "That is none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?"
The son said, "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make per hour?"
The father replied, "If you really want to know. I make $100 an hour."
With his head down, the son replied, "Oh Dad, can I borrow $50?".
The father was furious, "If the only reason you asked for all this is, so you can borrow money to buy a stupid toy or some other nonsense, then you're going straight to your room."
Listening to this, the little boy went quietly into his room and closed the door.
A few minutes later, when the man calmed down and began to think about the conversation with his boy, he thought, "Maybe there was something he really wanted to buy with that money, because he didn't often ask for money."
The man went to the boy's room and opened the door. He approached the boy and asked, "Are you sleeping, son?"
The boy replied, "No, Dad, I'm awake."
The man said, "I thought maybe I was too hard on you earlier. Here is the money you asked for."
As he said this, the father gave the boy a $50 bill.
The little boy straightened up, smiling, and shouted, "Oh. Thanks, Daddy!"
Then, reaching under his pillow, he pulled out a few neatly packed dollar bills. When the man saw that the boy already had money, he started to get angry.
The little boy slowly counted his money.
The father growled, "Why ask for money if you already have it?".
The little boy replied, "Because I didn't have enough, but now I do".
The boy who gives this money to his father says, "Dad, I have $100 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I'd like to have dinner with you."
The father was devastated. He put his arms around his grandson and felt sorry for getting angry at him.
2. Moral of the story
A Reminder to all of us working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our Fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our Hearts.
3. Ethical value of the story
Here are some tips for Maintaining Familial Love:
- Try to spend time with your family as a priority.
- If you are not staying together, you can play games online.
- Conduct virtual parties and improve bonding with your family members.
- Write emails or letters to your parents.
- Practice good listening skills.
- Keep chatting or send memes to your family members.
- Eat meals together (you can do this virtually as well).
- Set up a weekly happy hour.
- Keep caring and be sensitive towards your family members.
- Express gratitude.
4. Quote of the week
"A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss... That's the trade-off. But I'll take it all." — Brad Pitt
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