A Young Man Washed His Father’s Hands For The First Time. What He Realized Changed His Whole LIFE!
A young man was looking for a job when he stumbled upon an advert for an open position at a large printing company. He went to the interview and passed it, and the director was satisfied with his resume. He asked the man:
“Have you received a scholarship?” The young man replied no. “It was your father who paid for the studies?” “Yes,” the boy replied. “Where does your father work?” the director asked. “My father is a blacksmith,” the boy said. Then, the director asked the boy to show him his hands. They were nearly perfect.
“Have you ever helped your parents at their job?” asked the director. “Never,” the boy replied. “My parents always wanted me to study and read more books. Besides, he can do the job better than me.” The director asked him: “I’ve got a request: When you go home today, go and wash the hands of your father and then come see me tomorrow morning.”
The man was excited about his chances and immediately went home. He asked his father to wash his hands. The old man was feeling strange and happy and showed his hands to his son. The boy washed them slowly and noticed how wrinkled and worn they were. Some cracks and bruises were so painful that his father shuddered when he touched them. This was the first time the young man realized how hard his father worked to pay for his studies. The bruises were the price he paid so he can have a better future.
The next morning, the boy was back at the director’s office. “Can you tell me what you did and what you learned yesterday at your house?”, the boss asked him. I washed my father’s hands and when I finished I stayed and cleaned his workshop. Now I know what it is to appreciate and recognize that without my parents, I would not be who I am today. By helping my father, I now realize how difficult and hard it is to do something on my own. I have come to appreciate the importance and the value in helping the family.” The boy replied.
“This is what I look for in my people. I want to hire someone who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the hardship of others to do things, and a person who does not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.” the director said.
You should never spoil your child – doing so gives him the mentality to always put themselves first and ignore your best efforts. Even though it may not sound like it, protective parents are actually destroying their children. You can give your child anything you want – a nice house, car, a big flat screen TV and computer, but let him experience washing the floor or painting the walls. Have them wash the dishes after meals – no matter how rich you are, you need to make them understand that nothing in life is given.
This will make them appreciate your efforts and experience the difficulties in life, while learning how to work with others to get things done.