Keep your roots strong

In two independent houses, separated by a compound wall… two people were staying.

one a retired person and the other a techie.
They had planted identical saplings on either side of the compound.
The techie used to give a lot of water and manure to the plants.
The retired the just small quantity of water and a little manure.
The techie’s plant grew into lush green, leafy robust plant.
The retired person’s plant was a near normal but much luxuriant than his neighbor’s.
One night there was a heavy rain with gusty wind. Next morning both came out to see the fate of the plants.
To techie’s surprise, his plant had got uprooted whereas his neighbors were unharmed.
Techie asks the retired as why his plant was uprooted despite such a good care where as the neighbor had hardly cared.
The retired person’s answer should be a lesson for all of us….

“Look, young man, you had supplied everything a plant would need, in abundance… and the plant did not have to go in search of it… Your roots did not have to go down.”
“I was supplying just enough to keep it alive.  For the rest roots had to go down into the ground to fulfill its needs.”
“Since your roots were superficial… the rain and the wind could easily fell it.”
“Since my roots were pretty deeply grounded… they could withstand the onslaught of nature.”
*The same applies to your children too.*

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