Giving Advice! | Short Stories

Once there was a little boy who became obsessed with eating sweets. His mother got worried because of his excessive sweet eating habit and tried many ways to stop him from eating.

However, nothing seemed to work.

Near village lived a wise man who was respected by everyone. So she decided to take him to that wise man, in hope that her son may listen to him.

Mother went to the wise man with her son. There she met him and said, “My son, eats sweets every time. Will you please tell him that it’s bad for his health??”

After listening to her, the wise man thought for a while and refused to give any advice to that boy at that time. He asked his mother to return to him after a month.

She wondered why he asked them to return after a month, why not tell the boy to stop eating sugar at that time yet she left.

Later, she returned to a wise man and this time-wise man took the boy for a walk and after a while returned. He looked at the boy and said, “Boy, You should stop eating sugar because it’s not good for your health..”


The boy nodded and promise that he will not eat sugar anymore. After this mother left with her son.

A few days later she returned to a wise man and said, “Thank you for your help. The boy has kept his promise made to you and hadn’t eaten sugar since then.”

She was curious about why the holy man needed a month to tell her son that. So she asked the holy man, “When I first came to you. Why didn’t you tell my son to stop eating sugar right then?? Why did you ask me to return after a month??”

The wise man smiled and replied, “At that time, I used to eat sugar myself and I didn’t have the right to tell your kid eat stop eating sugar… But now I don’t eat sugar anymore. That’s why I was able to tell your kid to stop eating sugar..”

Moral: A person’s example is much more powerful than just words… When we ask a person to do something, we must do it ourselves too. Always make sure that your actions match your words.

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.

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