Whose measure is incorrect?

The Farmer and The Baker

There was a farmer who sold a kilogram of butter to a baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to check and see if he was getting the right amount, which he wasn’t. Angry about this, he took the farmer to court. The judge asked the farmer if he was using any measure to weigh the butter. The farmer replied, “Honour, I am primitive. I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale.”

The judge asked, “Then how do you weigh the butter?”

The farmer replied.

“Your Honour, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a kilogram loaf of bread from him. Every day when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker.”

My Experience

Reflect and we will realise it’s our actions or misconduct. It is what we doubt the other person with. We will always see the flaw in others and have a doubt about their conduct, only when we have done something similar ourselves.

Sow oranges then don’t expect apples to grow. Remember, life is a boomerang – what you do to others sooner or later comes back to you. What you see in others exists in you.

They say life is an echo say and see good in others and that’s what you get in return. What we dwell on is what we become. Let’s all grow up because growing up is understanding we get what we give not what we are given.

Credit for reflections: Dr Anjana Vinod

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