The Balloon Theory – An Inspirational Story !

balloonsOnce a group of 300 people were attending a conference on how to be happy. During one of the lectures, the speaker decided to do a group activity. He gave each person a balloon to write their name on. Then he placed all 300 balloons in a different room. Then he told the people they had five minutes to go in that room and find the balloon with their name on it. Everyone began running around, colliding and stumbling into each other in a rush to find their balloon. There was confusion and chaos.

After 5 minutes were over not a single person had their balloon.

The speaker said now we will do this activity again. Only this time asked each person, instead of finding their OWN balloon, will collect a random balloon and give it to the person whose name is on it. Within a minutes’ time everyone had their own balloon with them. When people worked harmoniously there was no chaos.

The speaker then said, “This very scenario is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking around selfishly for their own happiness and are ending up being confused not knowing where it is.

Moral of the story: Remember! Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Meaning, if you give other people their happiness; and you will get your own happiness. If you help them find it, you will find your own within it.

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15 Responses to The Balloon Theory – An Inspirational Story !

  1. samianaz April 1, 2016 at 3:49 PM #

    motivating and inspirational story

  2. s.k moinuddin March 28, 2016 at 11:56 PM #

    Very nice story for every body

  3. Stephen March 27, 2016 at 4:07 PM #

    This Story Has Pierced The Stony Heart That Always Brings In The I/Me/Myself First

  4. Adamu Degri November 6, 2014 at 12:28 PM #

    Great lesson indeed. Thank you.

  5. imam balouch October 25, 2014 at 10:40 PM #

    The best.

  6. kvkarunakaran September 28, 2014 at 2:21 PM #

    good story

  7. Apu September 24, 2014 at 10:58 AM #

    Nice Story. Very motivate.

  8. Rafik September 23, 2014 at 12:07 PM #

    a good story, tnx !

  9. Sindy September 5, 2014 at 5:47 AM #


  10. Arshad Pervaiz September 3, 2014 at 3:44 PM #

    Its really a great lesson for all a chaos free life if they honestly like to be……..

  11. Yunus September 2, 2014 at 9:31 PM #

    Great lesson. I hope the Jews are reading this.

    • hammad September 3, 2014 at 1:48 AM #


  12. Amina (Bulgaria) September 2, 2014 at 12:52 PM #

    Exellent metaphore! Thanks.