InspirEmail No 324 - The Three Dolls


The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers
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InspirEmail No 324 - March 2018 - The Three Dolls
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The Three Dolls

A sage presented a gift to a prince of a set of three small dolls, however, the prince was not amused. ‘Why would you give me a gift of these three dolls?’ he exclaimed.

‘This is a gift for a future king,’ said the sage. ‘If you look carefully, you’ll see a hole in the ear of each doll.’

The sage then handed him a piece of string and said . . . ‘please pass the string through each dolls ear one at a time.’

Intrigued by the sages’ response and request, the prince picked up the first doll and put the string into its ear. It came out from the other ear. ‘This is one type of person when whatever you tell him, it comes out from the other ear. He doesn’t retain anything.’  said the sage.

The prince then put the string into the ear of second doll and it came out from the mouth. ‘This is the second type of person when whatever you tell him, he tells everybody else.’ said the sage.

The prince picked up the third doll and repeated the process. The string did not come out. ‘This is the third type of person and whatever you tell him it is locked up within him. It never comes out.’ said the sage.

‘So, what is the best type of person?’ asked the prince.

In answer, the sage then handed him a fourth doll and asked him to the put the string into its ear as with the other three dolls. When the prince put the string into the doll, it came out from the other ear.

‘Please do it again two more times’ replied the sage.

The prince repeated the process twice more. The next time the string came out from the mouth and on the last time it did not come out at all.

‘This is the best type of person,’ said the sage. ‘To be trustworthy, a man must know when not to listen, when to speak out and when to remain silent.’

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