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Weekend Story-The Two Brothers

Two Brothers

This is a story about two brothers. One of the brothers was a drug addict and a drunkard who had a history of being violent. The other was a successful businessman who had a wonderful family and was respected in society. Many people wondered why two brothers from the same family, brought up in the same environment, could be so different.

The first brother was asked, “Why are you wasting your life this way? You do drugs, beat up your family members, and pick up fights with others. Why are you like this?

“All because of my father,” He would respond- “My father was a drug addict, a drunk, and he beat my mom and me. What better could have happened? I have become what my father was.”

People then went to the brother who was doing everything right and asked him, “How come you are doing everything right while your brother is struggling? What is your source of motivation?”

“All because of my father,” the second brother responded-“When I was a little boy, I used to see my dad stoned, drunk, and doing all the wrong things. So I made up my mind, that is not what I wanted to be.”

Both drew their motivation and drive from the same source, but one used it negatively, while the other used it positively.

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