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A Parable for the King and His Friend

A Parable for the King and His Friend
A Parable for the King and His Friend

Everything happens for a reason, and as soon as we understand that our lives will be a lot calmer and happier. Read this parable to find out why you should never be sorry for something that has already happened!

Once upon a time, there was a king. He had a friend, whom he had known for many years. The King’s friend had a peculiar habit – whatever happened in his life – good or bad, he always said: “That’s good!”

One day he and his entourage went hunting. His loyal friend was also with them. He usually prepared and cleaned the hunting weapons. This time, something went wrong with the King’s rifle. When the king aimed at a bird and fired, the rifle burst to the side and blew off the King’s right thumb.

His friend saw what happened, and as usual, said:

“That’s good!”

However, this time, the King got angry and started screaming:

“No, That’s not good! Not this time!”

The King was so angry that he sent his friend into prison.

About a year later, when the King was on the hunt again, he found himself in a very dangerous wooded area where he was attacked by cannibals. They grabbed him, tied him up, and dragged him to their village. They lit a massive fire, brought a long stick, and tied their sacrifice to it. Just as they were carrying him towards the fire, though, one of them noticed that his thumb was missing. They believed a particular superstition- never eat a person who lacks any part of their body. So they loosened the king and set him free.

When he got home, he thought deeply about what had happened and about his friend, who, because of the King’s order, had been rotting in prison for a whole year. He immediately went to him, released him, and told him:

“You were right! It was indeed good that on that hunt my rifle blew off my thumb.”

At that moment, the King felt very guilty in front of his comrade, so after he told him about his problem with the cannibals, he repented and asked his friend for forgiveness:

“I feel so guilty. I was so bad with you!’

“No! – answered his friend – That’s good!”

“What’s good?! The fact that you stayed in prison for a whole year?

“If I hadn’t been in prison, I would have been with you and the cannibals …” said the wise man.

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