Father’s advise for life

by Michelle Fortes

President Xi Jing Peng of China said:

As a small child , I was very *selfish*, always grabbing the best for myself.

Slowly, everyone left me and I had no friends. I *didn’t think* it was my fault and I criticize others.

But my father gave me 3 sentences to *help* me in life.

One day, my father cooked 2 bowls of noodles and put them. on the table.
One had an egg on top while the other bowl had none on top.
Then he asked me to choose a bowl of noodles .

Because eggs were hard to come by those days…. I chose the bowl with egg!.

I was congratulating myself on my wise choice/decision and decided to wallop the egg….to my surprise as my father’s bowl of noodles had two eggs at the bottom of his bowl beneath the noodles !

With much regret, I scolded myself for being too hasty in my decision.

My father smiled and taught me to remember that *what your eyes see may not be true.*

*He added that If you make a habit of taking advantage of people, you will end up losing.*

The next day, my father again cooked 2 bowls of noodles: one bowl with an egg on top and the other bowl with no egg on top.

Again, he asked to choose the bowl I wanted.

This time I felt smarter so I chose the bowl without any egg on top.

Hmmmmmm to my surprise, there was not even a single egg at the bottom of the bowl!

Again, my father smiled and said to me, *My child, you must not always rely on experiences because sometimes, life can cheat you or play tricks on you*.

*Never be too annoyed or sad, with situations, just treat experience as learning a lesson experience that cannot be gotten from any textbooks.*

The third day, my father again cooked 2 bowls of noodles, one bowl with an egg on top and the other with no egg on top.

He asked me to choose the bowl I wanted.

But this time, I told my father, *Dad, you choose first, you are the head of the family and you contribute the most to the family*.

My father was happy to and choose for me.

He chose the bowl with one egg on top, but as I ate my bowl of noodles, to my surprise! There were *two* eggs at the bottom of the bowl.

My father smiled at me with love in his eyes, he said *my child, you must remember that when you think for the good of others, good things will always naturally happen to you.*

I always remember these 3 sentences of my father

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