4 Seasons – Amazing Moral Story

Once there was a father who wanted to train his four sons. He wanted his sons to learn, not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.

The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall.

When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen. The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted. The second son said no it was covered with green buds and full of promise.

The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.

The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.

The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree’s life.

He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.

If you give up when it’s winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, fulfillment of your fall.

Don’t let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.

Moral: Don’t judge life by one difficult season.

18 Responses to 4 Seasons – Amazing Moral Story

  1. Jalil A. Khan March 10, 2014 at 10:08 AM #

    Intersting and lessonable story

  2. Ben January 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM #

    Very interesting.

  3. Roderick October 29, 2013 at 10:34 PM #

    It’s happening again. Sarah sneaks a good one to us!! Thanks!

  4. MARI September 19, 2013 at 11:03 AM #

    very nice story =)

  5. Imran Charsadda February 26, 2013 at 12:40 PM #

    A very true lesson learned story.. thanks for sharing.

    • Ali - Admin March 18, 2013 at 3:31 PM #

      Welcome Imran.

  6. Sonah November 3, 2012 at 2:44 PM #

    Insufficient, incomplete or partial knowledge about anything can be fatal. It amounts to a form of blindness even if you can see. It reminds one about the story of the 4 blind men and the elephant. Yes good moral for life.

  7. Nizam HM June 8, 2012 at 6:35 AM #

    Almighty only judge perfectly. All others are imperfect as we cannot see what is in behind.

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  10. osamah June 2, 2012 at 12:40 AM #

    good story.

  11. mashooq June 1, 2012 at 7:40 PM #

    wonderfull morale story

  12. Ajmal June 1, 2012 at 7:19 PM #

    Nice one

  13. Mubarek AL-Amin June 1, 2012 at 6:18 PM #

    Your right and have some sprite in every season too it helps..

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  16. shakil June 1, 2012 at 11:57 AM #

    Often the stories come with this ad about Mike’s 6-pack abs.
    However the vid is soooo long talking soooo much that it gets boring.
    After a while u simply stop looking. Pity.