Think Before You Speak 三思而後言


It was a sunny day, the climate was enjoyable. Everyone in the railway station was waiting for the train to arrive. Among the crowd, there was a group of friends, youngsters who were eager to go on board for vacation.
It was a busy station with juice shop, coffee and tea stalls, newspaper shop, restaurants, etc. The announcement regarding the arrival of the train was made and everyone prepared to get into the train to their appropriate places.
The group of friends made a loud noise to welcome the train as it entered the station. They rushed to get their reserved seats before anyone could get into the train.
The empty seats were filled and the train whistled to move. A middle-aged man with a young boy aged around 15-year-old came running to catch the train. They entered the train and the train started to move. They had their seats just adjacent to the friends’ group.
The young boy was so surprised to see everything.
He acclaimed at his father, “Dad, the train is moving and the things are moving backwards.”
His father smiled and nodded his head.
As the train started moving fast, the young boy again screamed, “Dad the trees are green in colour and run backwards very fast.” His father said, “Yes dear” and smiled.
Just like a kid, he was watching everything with great enthusiasm and happiness loaded with tons of surprises.
A fruit vendor passed selling apples and oranges. The young boy asked his dad, “I want to eat apples.” His father bought him apples. He said, “Oh apple looks so sweet that it tastes” I love this colour.
The group was watching all the activities of this boy and asked the boy’s father,”Is your son having any problem?” Why is he behaving very differently?
A friend from the group made fun of the boy and shouted, “I guess his son suddenly lost his mind, ha-ha-ha.”
The father of the young boy, with patience, replied to the friend-group.
“My son was born blind. Only a few days before he was operated and got the vision. He is seeing various things in his life for the first time.”
Hearing this, these young friends became so quiet you could hear a pin drop, and then apologized to the father and son.