Just want to share you guys some story that talks about honesty, it is said that when will going to start with honesty to another person and it will surely ends up with trust. This story will absolutely enlighten and wake up your mind and that in the end honesty will prevail and win.
There is a company manager who happens to be not happy with his job, he wanted to resign but he was hesitant because he could not find the best person to replace of his position. So what he did, he called all his employees, comprising of around 30 persons. He gathered it in a meeting room and he said,
“I have a major announcement to all of you, after 2 years I will be going to be resigned. And I am sure, all of you here will want my position. So to be fair to choose you, I want you all to test who are the most capable to become a manager in this company. And now, as you see there are 30 seeds of jackfruit, I will going to give you. Each of you will be responsible to take good care of the seeds. Whatever you do with it will be your choice. After two years, I will ask you this.”
So the manager gives his employees each of the seed. And the days, months and a year passed by, each employee really took good care of the seeds, they planted it in a pot and some of them really grew fast and bear some fruits. After two years, a manager called each of them,
MANAGER: How was the seed that I gave you?
EMPLOYEE 1: Manager, I really took good care of it, I planted it and see what happen it grows fast and bear some fruits.
MANAGER: Very Good! Okay, next employee…
Employee 2 up to 30 express the same stories again and again except for employee 29, who happens a janitor of the company. The manager wondered where is employee 29 as he could not see around. He was looking at him and found out that the janitor was hiding because he was ashamed of what was happening to his seed. Completely different from the rest, he planted it but it never grows up. He thought he never succeed in taking care of it. But the Manager smiled and says:
MANAGER: Finally, I found you already, I will choose you as the next Manager of this Company!
The janitor amazed and couldn’t believe of what he heard, and he asked:
JANITOR: Why? As you see, I did not fulfill my job, I never succeed by taking care of it.
The Manager replied:
MANAGER: No, you did a great job! And your different from them. Everyone listens, I am amazed by how you handle the seed. It really grows perfectly. But, how did you do that?
The employees stared each other as they know what the Manager meant. They tend to replace the seed with a new one to make it grow faster.
MANAGER: How could it be the seeds be grown up like this as I steamed and cooked it before I give you. And now, you know what I mean, this guy is the only one person who remain honest despite of the eagerness to become a Manager.
I hope you all guys get a lesson of the short story that I write just for you. Remember,
“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters”
― Albert Einstein