As told by Dr. Malik Douglas – Assistant Principal
A boy went to the Principal and said “Ma’am, I won’t be coming to School anymore.”
The Principal responded “But why?”
The boy said, “Ah! I saw a teacher speaking badly of another teacher. Another teacher can’t read well. The staff is not good. Students aren’t kind to each other. There are so many wrong things happening in the Schooĺ.”
The Principal replied, “OK. But before you go, do me a favor. Take a glass full of water and walk three times around the School without spilling a drop on the floor. Afterwards, you may leave the School if you desire.”
The boy thought that should be easy enough. And the boy walked three times around as the Principal had asked. When he finished, he told the Principal he was ready to leave.
The Principal asked, “When you were walking around the School, did you see a Teacher speaking bad about another Teacher?”
The boy replied “no.”
“Did you see any students being unkind?”
“You know why?”
“You were focused on the glass. You were focused on making sure you didn’t spill any water. It’s the same with life. When our focus is on our priorities, we don’t have time to see the mistakes of others.”
Moral: We should concentrate more on our priorities and not on others mistakes. Don’t let the dysfunction of the world distract you.