INSPIRATIONAL STORIES: “The crumpled piece of paper”

“THE CRUMPLED PIECE OF PAPER”

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 “The teacher gave each student a clean crisp sheet of paper. She then instructed the class to crumble up the piece of paper, toss it around, get angry with it, and stomp on it.

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After which, she told the students to return to their seats (with their piece of paper), flatten it out on the top of their desks, making it as flat and perfect as they can, and finally, apologize to the paper.

 

When all the students had done their best to iron out the paper and apologize to it, the teacher picked up the paper on the first classmates desk, held it up so the entire class could see it and said:

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If this piece of paper had been another person, and you had done all those things to him or her, by making them feel less than perfect (through your words or actions), these are the scars you would leave. That person would never be the same, no matter how many times you tell them you are sorry, no matter how many times you try to smooth things out…”

The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. True story that teaches us how we need not bully anyone nor trample on anyone and we do not have a right to do. It can hamper some people for lives and they can never grow themselves they lose the sense to live. Awesome pictures, Amira and yes we have to learn so much from these wisdom stories. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! Yes, stories help us consolidate certain concepts… to make a mental image of how a paper looks once it has been abused and mistreated… and how we can break hearts in this manner. Thank you for your thoughts and contributions I always value dear friend ❤

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      1. Welcome my dear friend Amira and yes what an inspiring story, loved it. So true nothing in life can be straightened once it is broken.

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