The Young Generation Today – A Great Lesson !!!

workOnce upon a time there lived a very wealthy and wise man named Abdullah. He had two sons. His oldest son was very hard-working and used to earn his living all by himself. He never asked his father for any money. The youngest son of Abdullah was a very lazy guy and was unwilling to work at all and used to spend all his time enjoying with friends. He used to spend his father’s money and lead a very luxurious life like a prince. Abdullah got too much worried about his youngest son’s situation and thought he badly needed to do something about it. So one day Abdullah called his youngest son and told him to go to the market and earn some money and put a condition that if he was unable to bring home any money he would not be allowed to have his dinner that night. Out of fear that his father would not allow him to eat his dinner, the youngest son went to the market, but didn’t find any work. He came home and went to his mother and told her about it. His mother could not see him sad so she gave him 20 pounds.

In the evening when Abdullah asked his youngest son to show what he had earned that day, the son quickly presented the 20 pounds note and told father that was his earnings of the day. Abdullah was a very wise man and from his experience he guessed that the money was given to him by his mother. So Abdullah told the boy to tear the note and throw it in the pool. The son did as he was instructed by his father.

The next day Abdullah sent his wife to her friend’s place and told his youngest son to go to the market and earn some money with the warning of being deprived of the night’s dinner. This time the son with a very sad face went to his eldest brother and told him his situation. His eldest brother was very kind and loved his brother very much so he took a 10 pound note from his pocket and handed to his brother.

In the evening when Abdullah asked his youngest son to show his earning, he promptly showed him the 10 pound note that his brother gave him. As Abdullah was a man of wisdom he suspected this time the son might have got the money from his brother so Abdullah told his son to throw the money in the pool. The son did just as his father told him to do.

The next day Abdullah sent his eldest son on a business trip and told his youngest son to go to market and earn some money. This time as there was no one at home who could help him the son went to a shop in the market and asked for some work. The shopkeeper told him to transfer goods from the van into the shop. The son could not refuse and by the time he finished with all the work he was sweating profusely. He was soaked in sweat from head to toe and his feet were trembling and he felt excess pain in his body.

The son returned home in the evening with 5 pounds in his hand. His first earning of his life. He showed the money to his father. Abdullah told his son to throw the money in the pool. The son was shocked and aghast and cried out, “O Father!  How can you ask me to throw the money into the pool ? This is my hard-earned money. My entire body is aching and you are asking me to throw this money? ”

The father replied with a big smile, “Son, on previous two occasions you didn’t once hesitate to throw the money into the pool because it was not your money and you just didn’t care, but this time you got so horrified and couldn’t even imagine throwing your hard-earned money in the pool. That’s exactly how a person feels when he sees his fruits of labour being wasted.

The son realized how wrong he was and he learnt a great lesson and got to know the importance of hard-work and the value of money. He promised to his father and himself that he would never by lazy and earn money on his own so he could enjoy the fruits of his labour in the right way.

Dear Reader, What do you learn from this story ? One advice you were to give to parents and their children what would it be ?

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20 Responses to The Young Generation Today – A Great Lesson !!!

  1. sundar November 27, 2014 at 12:58 PM #

    Dear All,

    We are all of the opinion that whatever is given by God is not what we need to have but to do something to earn it. This is completely wrong, earning is a mental game, everything belongs to everybody, we are making people work unnecessarily and make them feel as if they have earned. If I am that boy, then, I will ask my father and brother to take care of me, and I will sit to search God, and add meaning to everybody’s life.

  2. Shahir Adam September 2, 2014 at 12:24 PM #

    Cerita yang bagus berunsur pengajaran. Terima kasih editor

    Great story with good lesson. Thank you editor.

  3. mohnooh April 8, 2014 at 11:40 AM #

    Value the efforts of your parents

  4. Shahid I A February 23, 2014 at 1:46 AM #

    Dear Sara,

    Such inspiring stories are very touchy… every person who read it would really realize the facts behind hard earned money, feelings, value, usefulness and a relationship.

    Thanks a lot for such emotional, inspired .. touchy stories… + others routine jokes etc.


    • Sana - Editor FFJ February 24, 2014 at 2:19 PM #

      You are most welcome Please do share this website with your friends and family 🙂

  5. IY February 21, 2014 at 11:25 AM #

    Not be the one dependent on others, rather be a one upon whom others can become dependent….

    Be self-made, self-earned and self-protected and then propel others same like…

    Hard cash is not the value of a human, his efforts, struggles and hardwork, money does not worth in relations, its the human himself who is valued… Keep up your value and be kind to all…

  6. Abdulmalik Adamu (@abmalik49) December 16, 2013 at 2:28 PM #

    Imagine how something so simple could captivate the mind and teach a lesson so sublime and important.

    He can’t imagine throwing away a 5 Pound note he earned yet, it was easy and okay for him to do away with 20 and 10 Pound notes.

    It simply brought out the importance of earning what you spend. This way, you’ll be wise enough to spend it wisely.

    Sara and Co, thanks for the thought-provoking message.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ December 18, 2013 at 9:14 PM #

      You are welcome. Glad you liked it 🙂

  7. Mumtaz December 16, 2013 at 12:58 PM #

    Drust kaha Mal e Muftam Dil e Bay Reham

  8. GOPAKUMAR December 15, 2013 at 5:23 PM #

    Any thing FREE do not carry value.
    Hard work and struggle in the life
    gives happiness.

  9. ABDUL MATIN SHEIKH December 15, 2013 at 5:05 PM #

    Really a great story. Lesson for all youngsters and others, with Male-Muft, Dile-e-Beraham, in other words you can say, Earnings without any work….



  10. The Engineer December 15, 2013 at 1:13 PM #

    Very nice story Sana.
    We are looking forward to more such inspiring stories of such quality.

  11. Shireen Qaiser Qaiser December 15, 2013 at 12:43 PM #

    Dear friends
    I think Maal-e- muft, Dil-e-bey reham.

    • Mumtaz December 16, 2013 at 12:56 PM #

      ha ha drust fiqra hay bulkay summery

  12. anis ahmad December 14, 2013 at 11:23 PM #

    Its True

  13. Zafar Iqbal December 14, 2013 at 12:53 PM #

    Nice story, Sara ji. Thanks.

    In this story all the four protagonists have taught us something or the other.

    The father, his duty to teach his wayward son, the value of hard work and money;
    the mother, her unconditional love for her son;
    the elder brother, his love and duty towards his younger brother; and
    the younger son, his dutifulness to his father, the ability to adapt to hard work and then to value his efforts for that.

    Let all fathers be like Abdullah; and all wayward sons be like this younger son.
    Let all mothers be a little less loving, too!!!!!!!!!!
    And brothers, be more like the father!!!!!

  14. ahmad December 14, 2013 at 12:17 PM #

    it is great lesson to follow with our children in case they were not selfdepedent

  15. Mateen Salim Ukaiye December 14, 2013 at 12:12 PM #

    Loved it..!! 🙂