A Very Short Story On Honesty Is The Best Policy –
Once upon a time, there lived a poor woodcutter named Ram. He lived in a small hut on the outskirts of the village. Ram would go in the forest every day and chop trees for wood. He sold this wood to a rich merchant and earned his livelihood. Though poor, the woodcutter was sincere and honest.
One day, while chopping a tree near the river, the ax slipped out of his hand and fell into the river. The river was very deep and since that was his only ax, he worried. How would he cut wood and earn his livelihood now?
He prayed to God for his ax. He prayed so sincerely that God actually appeared! When He asked Ram what the problem was, he told Him the whole episode. God, then put his hand into the river and took out a silver ax. The woodcutter said it wasn’t his. God continued looking and then found a golden ax.
The woodcutter refused to accept it too! What good is a golden ax to a poor woodcutter? He needed his iron ax. God finally smiled and pulled out his iron ax. The woodcutter was extremely happy and thanked God for finding his ax. God was very happy with his honesty. So, he rewarded him by giving him the silver and the golden ax too! The woodcutter was overwhelmed and jumped with joy!
- No matter what we should always be honest in every situation.
- Any gain made through dishonesty is very short-lived and will never keep you happy.
- Honesty is a virtue that is found in very few people, and one must nurture it.