“A man saw a snake being burned to death and decided to take it out of the fire. When he did, the snake bit him. The bite caused excruciating pain, the man dropped the snake, and the reptile fell right back into the fire. The man tried to pull it out again and again the snake bit him.
Someone who was watching approached the man and said:
“Excuse me, but don’t you understand that every time you try to get the snake out of the fire, it’s going to bite you? Why are you being stubborn?”
The man replied:
“The nature of the snake is to bite, but that’s not gonna change my nature, which is to help.”
So, with the help of a metal pole, the man took the snake out of the fire and saved its life.
Do not change your nature simply because someone harms you. Do not lose your essence, only take precautions.”
At one point or another, in all relationships, you are bound to feel resentment. Maybe, they didn’t take out the trash when they said they would, or arrived late to dinner yet again – whatever the reason, you probably thought ‘come on try a little harder.’ Well, the next time one of these things happens, perhaps try changing your perspective. The illustration and story below, while short, is the perfect example of why sometimes switching your view on a situation can go a long way in your relationships. Scroll down below to get some wise words that could make your day better for you and those you love!
A little story
the man doesn’t know that there is a snake underneath
the woman doesn’t know there is a stone pressing on the main
the woman thinks: I am going to fall, why cant he pull me up faster, i cant climb because the snake is going to bite me.
the main thinks: I am in so much pain, im trying the best I can, why cant she just try and climb up harder
the moral is: you cant see the pressure she is under, and she cant see the pain you’re in. this is life, no matter if it is for work, family, feelings, friends… we all should try and understand each other, learn to think differently, grow, and to communicate better.