A story on Optimism
There was a time when I didn't know what ' Optimism ' really means . I went through the dictionary to get it into my head . Though I could memorize what it is ( the doctrine that the existing world is the best of all possible worlds) , I was sure that I could never understand it in the real sense; until my mother read out a small story from a weekly she subscribed to . Here I'm going to share the same story with you . The essence of the story is -- " whatever happens, happens for good " . I'm sure that this story will rephrase the word ' optimism ' for you just as it did for me . So here's how it goes ...
There was a king who once went to the jungle for hunting . He was accompanied by one of his ministers . While the minister was trying to arrow down a peacock , he happens to hurt the king's index finger unknowingly .The king turns very furious . He decides to maroon the minister deep in the forest . Doing so, he starts off to his palace .
On the way , he encounters some tribal inhabitants . They immediately take custody of the king and prepare him for a ritual sacrifice . While just about to kill the king ,one of them notices the king's bleeding finger. He informs this to all his fellowmen . They then let the king go,saying that an incomplete life can not be given as a sacrifice to the God .
The king realizes that the mistake committed by the minister has now saved him . He goes back to the minister , narrates to him what had happened , apologizes and thanks him . The minister being very optimistic , says that its he who has to thank the king for marooning him . Bewildered, the king asks what for he is thanked ? The minister replies that if he had not been marooned by the king , the tribals would have killed him for being perfectly healthy .
Saying so, the minister concludes that there is always something good in whatever happens . Lets look at the better part of things .