Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A PUPPY

A boy went to the pet store to buy a puppy. Four of them were sitting together, priced at Rs. 5000 each. Then there was one sitting alone in a corner. The boy asked if that was from the same litter, if it was for sale, and why it was sitting alone. The store owner replied that it was from the same litter, it was a deformed one, and not for sale. The boy asked what the deformity was. The store owner replied that the puppy was born without a hip socket and had a leg missing. The boy asked, "What will you do with this one?" The reply was it would be put to sleep. The boy asked if he could play with that puppy. The store owner said, "Sure." The boy picked the puppy up and the puppy licked him on the ear. Instantly the boy decided that was the puppy he wanted to buy. The store owner said "That is not for sale!" The boy insisted. The store owner agreed. The boy pulled out RS. 200 from his pocket and ran to get RS. 4800 from his mother. As he reached the door the store owner shouted after him, "I don't understand why you would pay full money for this one when you could buy a good one for the same price." The boy didn't say a word. He just lifted his left trouser leg and he was wearing a brace. The pet store owner said, "I understand. Go ahead, take this one." This is empathy.

17 comments:

shreya said...

very touching story..

but then What is the Difference Between Sympathy and Empathy?

tarun said...

Sympathy is, "I understand how you feel." Empathy is, "I feel how you feel." Both sympathy and empathy are important. But of the two, empathy is certainly more important. When we empathize with our customers, employers, employees, and families, what happens to our relationships? They improve. It generates understanding, loyalty, peace of mind, and higher productivity. How do you judge the character of a person or, for that matter, of a community or a country? It is very easy.

Just observe how the person or community treats these three categories of people:

1. The disabled
2. The elderly
3. Their subordinates

These are the three groups of people who cannot stand up as equals for their rights.(remember munna bhai mbbs)

ILL[EAGLE] said...

first of all it is best post!!!

second
difference is:
empathy means "ability to understand feeling of other"
sympathy means "feeling pity for other's bad condition"

Tarun said...

Thanks all.

Anonymous said...

What is the moral of this story?

PRERNA said...

Very tocuhing story and very good posts.Moral is that we should not consider disable ones as different.They also can do many things & they also break records

Anonymous said...

thank you for helping me grow wisely.

Deepesh said...

Very touching story

Anonymous said...

what's the moral of this stosy ?

Pradeep Yadav said...

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Asfand yar khan the best!! said...

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