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Don't Change the World

Once upon a time, there was a king who
ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went
for a trip to some distant areas of his coun-
try. When he was back to his palace, he com-
plained that his feet were very painful,
because it was the first time that he went for
such a long trip, and the road that he went
through was very rough and stony. He then
ordered his people to cover every road of the
entire country with leather. Definitely, this
would need thousands of cows' skin, and
would cost a huge amount of money.
Then one of his wise servants dared him-
self to tell the king, "Why do you have to
spend that unnecessary amount of money?
Why don't you just cut a little piece of leather
to cover your feet?"
The king was surprised, but he later
agreed to his suggestion, to make a "shoe"
for himself.
There is actually a valuable lesson of life in
this story: to make this world a happy place
to live, you better change yourself - your
heart; and not the world.

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