United We Stand, Divided We Fall ( Moral Story )

Once upon a time a man lived in a village with his three sons. All three of them were good, hardworking fellows. The old man  had no complaint with them except that they fought with each other all the time. 
                 'They fought for every single reason , big or small.'

                                        
 The poor old man always told them to stop fighting with each other and to stay united but all his efforts failed. He got so worried, ''My sons fight all the time even in front of my eyes, what will they do after I die! I have to do something about their quarrels. He continued thinking.
Next day he called his three sons, when they came he gave a bundle of sticks to his elder son, ''Come on let me see if you can break it or not ?''
The elder son tried but couldn't break the sticks.
 "Now it's your turn." , said the old man to his second son. ''Break it.''
The second son tried with all his strength to break the bundle but he failed too.
"Can you break these sticks my son ?" , asked the father to his youngest son .
The young man tried so hard but did not succeed.
Now the old man took back the bundle of sticks and separated the sticks and gave one stick each to his sons and told them to break it.
The three boys very easily broke the stick.
Listen my boys said the old man to his sons,'' You become as weak as a single stick when you are divided, but when you are united you are as strong as a bundle of sticks . So  if you want to be strong and powerful do not fight with each other and stay united.'' 
The three young men had now learnt a big lesson of life. They promised their father that they will not fight again and will maintain their unity as brothers in the upcoming life.
                                                                                     
    Moral of the story is-United we stand divided we fall

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                                                    Aesop's Fable Re told by -Aunt Mary


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22 comments:

  1. That ia a good moral story that should becread by many. Wise father:)

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    1. Thank you joy for your wonderful comment :)

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  2. Good lesson Aunt Mary and that is why family ties are so important.

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    1. I an glad that you liked it, thank you Barbara :)

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  3. A great story we can all learn from!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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  4. Joint family system was a boon. Great story retold well.

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting Indrani :)

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  5. A great story I have been reading since my childhood.

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    1. Welcome to my blog Jay, thank you so much for your lovely comment :)

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  6. The title of the story 'united we stand, divided we fall' should be seriously understood and implemented by all, specially the rulers of our country and those trying to divide the countrymen....!

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    1. Yes you are right , thank you so much for visiting and reading :)

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  7. Thanks Aunt Mary for the retelling of this wonderful story!

    Blessings to you ...

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    1. Thank's a lot Margie for reading the story .
      Have a nice day :)

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  8. Thank you so much for this wonderful moral story, Aunt Mary.

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  9. Thank you Linda , have a lovely day:)

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  10. You refresh my mind with this story which I read before. I like the moral of the story. Thank you for re-telling. :)

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    1. I am so happy that you liked this old moral story , and liked my retelling too . Thank you very much Balqis :)

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  11. Family ties are so important Aunt Mary .. That's why this story never gets rusty but gains new meanings with every retelling .A great lesson indeed :)

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  12. You are so right Kokila unity of a family is always important , Thank's a lot for your wonderful comment :)

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