Insightful Stories

Insightful thought-provoking stories of perception & observation, perceptivity & insight. Mind is a garden, thoughts are seeds. Grow flowers, or you'll get weeds

  • Tax Freedom Day

    Tax Free“So it is the day starting from January 1 in any year, when the average citizen stops working for their Government and starts earning for themselves."

    "Because it is a calculated day, it falls on different days in different countries.”

  • Taxing Questions

    THIS IS WHERE HE'S TAKING US"And what if the other guard also demanded as much?" asked Rosh.

    "Then I would have gone away again and returned another day," answered Josh, "and kept doing it, until I found a guard who let me in without having to pay a bribe."

  • The Air Up There

    Bald Eagle In Tree"An eagle was sitting on a tree resting," answered Rosh, remembering an old online joke he'd read, "doing nothing."

    "A little rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing?"

  • The Allah Of Mecca

    Hajj 2010 / 1431H"No," said Kabir, "but please give my regards to the Allah of Mecca."

    The friend was puzzled.

    "Is there a different Allah in Mecca?" he asked.

  • The Breaking Of Bread

    breaking bread"What possible good can there be?" he whispered.

    "For me? In the destruction of my life's work? My wealth? My confidence?"

  • The Burden

    FireMost burdens we carry, like anger, are burdens of the mind.

    Story of two Buddhist monks.

    The elder carried a helpless girl to safety and left her there, but …

  • The Coldest Winter Ever

    Are you kidding me?"Absolutely," the voice confirmed, "I'm telling you man, it's going to be the coldest winter on record."

    "How can you be so sure?" the Chief wanted to be positively certain. Even the experts can get it wrong sometimes despite all the technology in use.

  • The Considerate Husband

    Loving Couple‘The Considerate Husband’ is an effort to understand the female mind!

    Funny story on how the final 3 wishes of a dying man were interpreted by his loving wife...

  • The Fern And The Bamboo

    Free Bamboo Stock BackgroundsEtc Wallpaper -  Asparagus Fern Green"Year after year, the fern flourished, and the bamboo just lay hidden beneath the soil, wanting simply to be forgotten. But I did not forget it, and I would not quit on it.”

    "Then one fine morning, a tiny bamboo sprout peeked shyly out of the earth. Compared to the fern, it was so small and insignificant, so unsure of itself.”

  • The Four Candles

    Four CandlesThe story of The Four Candles.

    Darkness breeds fear. But so long as there is Hope...

    ... Peace, Faith and Love can be rekindled again in Life.

  • The Frog Who Climbed The Eiffel Tower

    Look way up...As they milled about on le Champ de Mars, loud discussions raged about the chances of the frogs.

    "No way anyone will get to the top!” said one.

    "Yeah, it's just too far for the poor buggers," agreed another.

  • The Good Samaritan

    Le Jour ni l’Heure 6617 : Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel, 1850-1913, Le Bon Samaritain, 1878, musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans, Loiret, région Centre, mardi 7 août 2012, 14:47:49Becoming the Good Samaritan helps Rosh understand, what Jesus had meant in the Christian parable...

    And what Gandhi said was the purpose of religion in our own lives...

  • The Happiness Of Fish

    River Eden minnowsZhuangzi knew about the happiness of fish, but Huizi’s skepticism only gets him circular answers.

    Funny story of the famous Chinese philosopher’s clever rejoinders...

  • The Horse & The Goat

    Inter-species Bonding:  Miniature Horse meets Miniature GoatThe funny business management story of 'The Horse & The Goat' has interesting and insightful corporate lessons.

    The secret to survival in our corporate world is …

  • The Journey Within

    Inner JourneyQuietly he lay, staring at the white hospital ceiling. It was a plain canvas, unlike his own life. If only life could be as uncluttered as ceilings were.

    His life had been full. Made full by his own ambition and effort. It had been a life of becoming.

  • The Lesser Evil

    envy“Being perfect is a folly, it belittles others. I am not greedy like him. I give others a chance to shine.”

    “Perhaps he can’t help it. Perhaps there is evil in him too, driving him to perfection, because he wants to show us all up.”

  • The Midas Curse

    Ra“Midas was stupid”, Josh voiced his opinion, “why didn’t he just wear gloves? That would have been much safer."

    "He could have had the gold and touched things without turning them into gold.”

    There was pin drop silence for a moment. Then Hosh spoke up.

  • The Midas Touch

    Touch,feel,power“Everything he touched turned instantly into gold. It was miraculous!"

    "He touched a tree. Gold! He touched a stone. Gold! He touched a piece of shit. Gold!”

    “Wow!” said Josh, “I really want that golden touch. Can Dionysus make me rich too? ”

  • The New Healthy

    Smile at a stranger“Beer – helping people enjoy sex since about 5,000 BC - is also made of grains. All healthy stuff. Drink more, be healthier. Have sex, be even more healthier."

    "Beer also helps a man show his emotions. Spill one and he'll cry.”

  • The Playground

    Old HandsAre parents like the playgrounds?

    Milestones you have passed in your journey of life. And subsequently forgotten…