once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father
gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time
he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back
of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails
into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to
control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily
gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier
to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the
the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all.He
told his father about it and the father suggested that the
boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to
hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able
to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence.
He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at
the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same.
When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just
like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw
it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry,
the wound is still there. " A verbal wound is as
bad as a physical one.
not only leaves a verbal wound, but also leaves a major physical
ailment. It is a known medical fact that when you are Angry,
your entire system gets a severe jolt, just like an earth-quake.
Numerous people have had massive heart attacks when they were
angry. Some died, some survived and some got paralyzed.
letís try to cage and contain this Anger, if not for any-one
else, for our own-self.