Monday, April 19, 2010

The Deaf Frog (who's also blind)

The first time i heard this story was in the "bedah buku" session with brother alwi alatas for his book "bila Allah menduga kita".the story goes....

Once upon a time there was a bunch of tiny frogs who arranged a running competition.

The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower.

A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants....  

The race began....  


No one in crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower.

You heard statements such as:  

"Oh, WAY too difficult!!"  

"They will NEVER make it to the top."  

"Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!"

"get down or you'll fall and die!!"

The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one.  

Except for those, who in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher....

The crowd continued to yell, "It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!"

More tiny frogs got tired and gave up....

But ONE continued higher and higher and higher....

This one wouldn't give up!

At the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower. Except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top!

THEN all of the other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it?
A contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal?

He said...."what did you say....?"

It turned out....

That the winner was DEAF!!!!

The wisdom of this story is:
Never listen to other people's tendencies to be negative or pessimistic.... because they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you -- the ones you have in your heart!

Always think of the power words have.

Because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!


And above all:
Be DEAF when people tell YOU that you cannot fulfill your dreams!

I also learn that the frog may be blind,since he still keep going on despite everyone have fallen.My explanation is that it could be that he didn't see that everyone had fallen off so he keep going.besides words,other people's action could also bring us down.

the other values is that he speak!how did this became a value..?hahaha..ok i just made it up.but to me it's still a value.i won't discuss it here thou,too long..maybe i'll discuss it in the book...


1 comment:

Rahmah said...

wah...dah ade blog~~