Everyone loves reading stories that can make them tear a little and bring a smile on their faces. Most importantly, we love reading feel good short stories that touch our hearts and make us see things a little differently. So today, we collected 4 short stories from the internet that are sure to make you feel good and lighthearted.
1. Farmer and Son
An old farmer wrote a letter to his innocent son in prison:
“This year I’m unable to plant potatoes because I don’t have the strength to dig into the ground. I know if you were here you would’ve helped me.”
“You idiot dad, don’t dig into the ground, I have hidden the guns there.”
The police read the letter and the next day the ground was dug by the police who were searching for the guns but they found nothing.
Son wrote again:
“Dad, the ground has now been dug up, you can now plant your potatoes, it’s the best I could do from here. Love you.”
Moral of the story: Do not condemn a person until you learn the explanation for his actions.
2. Wealthy Man and His Car
Thane Chiquinho Scarpa, a wealthy Brazilian businessman stirred a wave of negative reactions when he announced on his Facebook page that he plans to bury his beloved Bentley Continental Flying Spur.
Chiquinho Scarpa, 62, said he would bury his £310,000 (€367,220) Bentley so that he would be able to drive it in the afterlife.
He explained that he has taken inspiration from Egyptian Pharaohs, who were buried with their most precious belongings, and promised he would entomb the Bentley by the end of the week (Sept 2013).
He even posted photos of himself digging a hole for the car in the yard of his Sao Paulo mansion, triggering a wide range of reactions on the social network website. Obviously, most of the reactions were negative towards the eccentric Scarpa, labeling him as a crazy person who wants to do something absurd instead of donating the car for charity.
When it came time to bury his car, Thane Scarpa invited the media so they could be in attendance to watch the car’s funeral. As the car was going into the grave, he had the ceremony stopped.
”People have condemned me for trying to bury a million dollar Bentley. The fact is, most people bury something a lot more valuable than my car. People bury hearts, livers, lungs, eyes, and kidneys. This is absurd. There are so many people out there waiting for a transplant and you will bury healthy organs that can save so many lives. This is the biggest waste in the world. My Bentley is worthless in comparison to life giving organs. There is no wealth more valuable than an organ, because there is nothing more valuable than life.
I officially announce I am an organ donor this week. I’m an organ donor, are you? Tell your family.”
Moments before lowering the car in the ground he revealed his genuine motive. To create awareness for organ donation. Well done Mr. Scarpa.
For those who are wondering if he buried the Bentley or not, no. He didn’t bury his car. After all, it would be such a waste right?
3. Socrates’ Triple Filter Test
In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem.
One day an acquaintance met Socrates and said, “Do you know what I just heard about your friend?”
“Hold on a minute,” Socrates replied. “Before telling me anything I’d like you to pass the Triple Filter Test.”
“That’s right,” Socrates continued. “Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you’re going to say. That’s why I call it the Triple Filter Test. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”
“No,” the man said, “actually I just heard about it and …”
“All right,” said Socrates. “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second filter, the filter of goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?”
“No, on the contrary …”
“So,” Socrates continued, “you want to tell me something bad about my friend, but you’re not certain it’s true. You may still pass the test though, because there’s one filter left: the filter of usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?”
“No, not really …”
“Well,” concluded Socrates, “if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?”
Moral of the story: Next time, before you start spreading rumors about somebody, ask yourself if it is true, it is good, and it is useful.
4. Alexander The Great and The Poor Man
Once Alexander The Great after he had conquered 3/4 of the world was walking around in his kingdom. He had developed a good amount of ego.
He saw a man who seemed poor to him. So, he walked up to the poor man and asked him, “Why are you so poor?”
To which man replied, “I am not poor. In fact, we both are at the same level.”
Alexander was a bit furious, his ego was a bit hurt and he said, “What? I am The Great Alexander. I own 3/4 of this world.”
The man said, “What if you were about die of thirst and only I can give you a glass of water to save your life? What will you give me in return?”
Alexander said, “I’ll give you 1/4 of my kingdom.”
The man said, “1/4 is not enough.”
“All right. I’ll give you the whole kingdom. Everything”, said Alexander.
The man said with a smile on his face, “So, the value of your possession which is 3/4 the world is equal to a glass of water?”
Moral of the story: When faced with death, your possessions will not keep you alive and will mean nothing.
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