The Wise Man & The Young Boy – Moral Story!

A wise man presented a young boy with a set of three small dolls. The boy was not amused. 

“Am I a girl that you give me dolls?” he asked.

“This is a gift for you, as I see that you are going to become a great man in future” said the man. “If you look carefully, you’ll see a hole in the ear of each doll.”


The wise man handed him a piece of string.

“Pass it through each doll,” he said.

Intrigued, the boy picked up the first doll and put the string into the ear.

It came out from the other ear.

“This is one type of person,” said the man. “Whatever you tell him, comes out from the other ear. He doesn’t retain anything.”

The boy put the string into the second doll. It came out from the mouth.

“This is the second type of person,” said the man. “Whatever you tell him, he tells everybody else.”

The boy picked up the third doll and repeated the process. The string did not reappear from anywhere else.

“This is the third type of person,” said the man. “Whatever you tell him is locked up within him. It never comes out.”

“What is the best type of person?” asked the boy.

The man handed him a fourth doll, in answer.

When the boy put the string into the doll, it came out from the other ear.

“Do it again,” said the wise man. The boy repeated the process. This time the string came out from the mouth. When he put the string in a third time, it did not come out at all.

“This is the best type of person,” said the wise man.

“To be trustworthy, A man must know when not to listen, when to remain silent and when to speak out.”


20 Responses to The Wise Man & The Young Boy – Moral Story!

  1. Kabiru Garba November 22, 2014 at 11:30 PM #

    This is really interesting and educative. A story that remind us of good moral character, just like the holy prophet urge every believer to Speak Good or remain mute.

  2. adegoke wahab May 11, 2014 at 11:28 PM #

    what a great moral lesson!!!

  3. Humcha shivaram prakash May 3, 2014 at 5:34 PM #

    Good learning.Keep up standard&thanks

  4. Zafar Iqbal October 27, 2013 at 11:53 AM #

    Nice one!

    Though a bit too graphic, and anti-feminine! (The boy’s initial comment did not find any relevance anywhere!)

    And the fourth doll is not possible unless you have an auto-reject valve in the head of the doll!

    Sorry for spoiling a good story!

  5. Tariq October 22, 2013 at 5:18 PM #

    Great lesson……..!!

  6. hussein April 20, 2013 at 3:19 PM #

    very moral story .plz more of these.

    • Ali - Admin April 20, 2013 at 5:32 PM #

      Sure Hussein.

  7. sharif123 April 9, 2013 at 9:03 AM #

    Good example

  8. Yunus April 8, 2013 at 2:50 PM #

    Listen to all, but speak only the best or keep quiet so says the Holy Prophet (SAW)

    • Asa October 20, 2013 at 8:04 PM #

      No doubt about that

  9. skybeen April 7, 2013 at 11:51 PM #

    let me humbly request you please not to send me pictures of the creature having eyes…….

    hope you would not mind

  10. skybeen April 7, 2013 at 11:46 PM #

    one who shares his feelings unnecessarily has to suffer

  11. ABDUL MATIN SHEIKH April 7, 2013 at 2:51 PM #




  12. hasan April 7, 2013 at 2:21 PM #

    wonderful moral advise , hope everybody practice in life , thank you Sara

  13. Umar Mukhtar Shago April 7, 2013 at 1:07 PM #

    exactly I believe so. Also that’s remind me a movie I watched in the movie on the character told his son that if you want to be happy try making someone happy.

  14. IslamIsTheTruth April 7, 2013 at 12:29 PM #

    Thanks a lot we all should apply this concept in our life

    • sharif123 October 20, 2013 at 9:54 PM #


  15. Husain Ali April 7, 2013 at 12:24 PM #

    moral of story is
    you should know when to speak and when not.. but just dont ignore..”TH ! NK”
    this is my style of writing thinking think as th ! nk th!nk..

  16. Ali - Admin April 7, 2013 at 11:16 AM #

    Welcome Mujahid.

  17. Mujahid April 7, 2013 at 11:15 AM #

    Magnificient story. thanx for sharing ali.