Creative Thinking | Short Stories

Story 1: Cardboard Sign..!!

Once a young man was passing by a street when he saw an old man sitting on the roadside begging for money.

That old man was sitting there with an empty bowl is kept in front of him and a cardboard sign was kept beside that empty bowl.

On cardboard cut out it was written: “Blind – Please Help..!!”

The young man noticed that despite it being rush hour and many people were passing by that old man yet no one was giving him any money.

The young man felt very bad that no one was helping that old man or giving him any money.

So he went to that old man and took his cardboard in his hand. He then took a thick marker pen out of his pocket and turned the cardboard sheet back to front and re-wrote the sign then went on hir way.

The old man noticed that someone was there writing something on the board but didn’t say anything.

Just in a few minutes, that empty bowl was now filled with money. The old man noticed that and stopped a stranger and asked him what was written on that cardboard.

The stranger replied, “It says.. – It’s a beautiful day. You can see it. I cannot..”


Moral: Our Choice of Words and Language can create Positive or Negative effects on others. If we Chose the right words then we can Truly connect with people and Change their Views.

Story 2: Unusual Test..!!

Once a philosophy professor gave an unusual test to his class. He lifted his chair up and kept it on his table.

Now he turned toward the board and wrote, “Prove that this chair does not exist..”

The whole class was surprised and confused yet all students started writing long complex explanations.

Among all there was one student who completed that test in a minute and handed the paper to the professor, attracting surprised glances from his classmates and the professor.

Some days later class received their grades for the test and student who took just a minute to complete the test was announced the best answer.

His answer was, “What chair??”

Moral: We tend to Think a lot. Sometimes Answers are just simple.

Disclaimer: This story is not intended to offend anyone in any case. This story was added for the training purpose of EduRead Members. Also, this story has been taken from the app 1000+ stories.

6 thoughts on “Creative Thinking | Short Stories”

  1. Story 2:unusual test ….!!
    Overthinking — also referred to as rumination — is when you repetitively dwell on the same thought or situation over and over to the point it gets in the way of your life. Overthinking usually falls into two categories: ruminating about the past or worrying about the future.

    • Story 1 , really words can change our point of view, so we should used our words carefully
      Story 2 , for example if we are in an interview, we are supposed to give only short and clear answers except for complicated ones.

  2. Story 1 cardboard sign..!!
    Language is a vital part of human connection. Although all species have their ways of communicating, humans are the only ones that have mastered cognitive language communication. Language allows us to share our ideas, thoughts, and feelings with others. It has the power to build societies, but also tear them down.

  3. Story 1
    That’s all the game of sight. Some people sometimes see the situation in a other way where some others are seeing that situation in the different way.
    As the old man wrote “Blind” for himself whereas that person wrote some beautiful lines that touched the heart of the people and forced them to give a part of their money to the needy ones.
    All the story conclude is to make it a habit that we need to give some of our money to needy ones so that they can also fulfill their basic needs where we’re wasting money in our luxurious things.

    Story 2
    In that story, conclusion was that when we are finding answers in Books and trying to make solution complicated whether of the Question asked or any situation in our life, we need to stay positive and calm in order to find the solution.
    Sometimes the answer is very easy.

  4. Story 1 — This story is a perfect example which teach us that how our words can make a drastic change.

    The story starts with a young man heading to his work and notices an old man sitting on a street asking for some money through the board behind him
    which says he needs money because he was ‘blind’.
    But that didn’t make any difference to his empty bowl then that young man writes something on the opposite side of board and eventually people start noticing that, after a while old man’s empty bowl starts getting filled.
    Old man was amazed by the response and thereafter came to know about what he wrote on the board, that young man changed the way of expressing thing which was written earlier.

    Story2— “Why to overthink for a simple thing? ” can be the best title for this story.

    This story explains us that we do not need to make things complicated when we do have answers in front of us, we just need to catch the logic and eventually the problem will be solved just like the child in the story who didn’t even imagine the chair to be there.

  5. Story 1 : We can see the the impact of eloquent person’s thought process as compared to a simple person’s thinking. Simplicity is best still the thing which can easily attract anyone is the eloquence thought process. We should try to be more creative in thinking.

    Story 2 : We should read such material which sharpens our mind so that we never ever gets stuck in such situations and always become victorious. We should elongate things only when its necessary and required otherwise short answers are enough. And to get out of such situations exposure to the environment and different people is important.


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