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The Man and The Serpent


Thanks once again for willing to read my blog. Whenever I see my life traffic feed, I noticed that there's some people from other countries that maybe or maybe not accidentally found out my blog. That's happened when I published my post entitled "Human Nature" and since that day, I could see the flags color keep on changing...and I'm happy, hehe.. Most of them were from United States (California, Illinois, New Jersey) and got from Australia too, others from Asian countries (India, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore). Well, whoever they are, I hope they might get something useful from the post I made.

Well, today I'm not in a mood to write..actually, I'm in a busy mood coz need to submit my progress report 2-3 pages in length. Hmmm..will try to finished it before friday....and will try to minimize my grammatical errors too...huhu... Need some short-stories from Aesop's fables...hehe.. I don't know whether this fable sounds familiar to you. "The Man and the Serpent", have you ever heard of it? The story begins with a countryman's son by accident trod upon a serpent's tail, which turn and bit him so that he died. Then the father angrily got his axe, cut off part of the serpent's tail. In revenge, the serpent began to sting some of the farmer's cattle and caused him severe loss. After a few consideration, the farmer thought it best to make it up with the serpent. The farmer brought food and honey to the mouth of its lair and said, "Let's forget and forgive, perhaps you were right to punish my son, and take vengeance on my cattle, but surely I was right in trying to revenge him; now that we are both satisfied why should not we be friends again?"(such a sweet-talk person don't you think?). But to no avail, the serpent answered, "NO, NO..take away your gifts; you can never forget the death of your son, nor I the loss of my tail". What a cold response from the serpent.

Well, this story want to emphasize that "Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten..." I strongly agree on that statement. To forgive someone's fault is far more easy than to forgot what he or she has done to us. It's not our fault to feel or react that way. We're not hating the person, but still, unless your memory is being formatted (cleaned up, and then fragmented, haha...), especially for big mistakes, it's harder for us to erase those memories (listening to My Memory instrumental music right now....). My advice to all my friends and everybody out there, no one is perfect, but try to think about the consequences before take the actions. Especially if the matters involving of the feelings of the people that you love, family, friends, siblings, elders, you named it...Love one another. That's all for now...

p/s: Not in a mood to write, liar!!!haha..Once i started a few sentences, lots of sentences suddenly bursting out from my head...hopefully i'll have this when writing for academia sentences..pheww...

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