Once there was a group of young boys who arranged a tree climbing competition. The goal was to reach the top of a very high tree. A big crowd had gathered around the tree to see the race and cheer on the contestants.
The race began…
Honestly, no-one in crowd really believed that the boys would reach the top of the tree. You heard statements such as:
“Oh, WAY too difficult!!”
“They will NEVER make it to the top”.
“Not a chance that they will succeed. The tree is too high!”
The boys began collapsing. One by one…
… Except for those who in a fresh tempo were climbing higher and higher.
The crowd continued to yell
“It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!”
Most of the boys got tired and gave up…
…But ONE continued higher and higher and higher…
This one wouldn’t give up!
At the end, everyone else had given up climbing the tree. Except for the one boy who, after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top!
THEN all of the other boys naturally wanted to know how this one boys managed to do it?
A contestant asked the boys how the one who succeeded had found the strength to reach the goal?
It turned out…
That the winner was deaf.
Dear Readers, please suggest a beautiful moral to this story!