Form a long time I wanted to post this story, but these days, I am kinda very very buzy.
The readers of Akhbar-Birbal Tales should have the overall idea that Akhbar was a king during the ancient times when Kings use to rule India, and Birbal was a wise man on his team.
Once Akhbar wanted to do some work from his neighboring kingdoms thus he invited kings of all nearby nation for a supper to his place. All the Kings agreed to the plan proposed by Akhbar except but one. King Akbhar wanted the full support of all and thus he wanted the one king opposing this plan also to be part of the plan. To convince the person who opposed, Akbhar requested Birbal to take care of the matter. Birbal spent some days with the other king and then observed his enthusiasm and eagerness to learn over all things what this person did on his daily life. Finally one day opposed king observed a Camel out of his window, he has never seen a camel in his kingdom and hence asked Birbal, “Why the Camel has a hunch on his back?”
Birbal thought this is the right moment to take chance and try one of his ideas of the wisdom he always uses. He told the opposed king, “This is Camel of the Desert, long time ago he was a natural looking animal looking very beautiful creature on this planet, but one day King Akbhar wanted to do some work and the Camel opposed him and thus as a punishment, King with his magical power gave him a Hunch Back. Since that time the Camel and all his generations has a Hunch on his back.”
The opposed king got scared by story, as even that time he was the only one who raised voice against king and did not support his plan. Any person with even little knowledge of Animal Kingdom can know that Camel’s hunch back has nothing to do with King Akbhar. But Ignorance of the opposed king got him into the TRAP. And that was one of the trap which became successful. The opposed king next day submitted his approval and the King was able to execute his plan with full support from the entire neighboring kings.
When I heard this story first time form my Maternal Grandfather, I laughed out a hard that how stupid a King can be who does not know about the Camel. But one must know Ignorance and lack of experience is not a crime but is definitely non advantageous. Years after this when I came to Australia, I had some good and some cunning friends. But I was ignorant that who is who.
One day when I was walking among the streets of Boundary Street, I asked one of my ex-good friend Ali, looking at some semi autistics retards on street that “why these guys are behaving like this ?” Ali might be pulling my leg and having known of my past habits gave me a story, “Initially these guys were good and supporter of the rich heritage of Australia, but smoking and having weed over time made them retards like this, and now these guys even cannot speak properly.”
I having no knowledge about ill effects of weed, believed in the story and imagined that due to my habbits during university life, even my future will be like in time I will lose my sense of judgment and will not be able to speak properly. Slowly I started losing my self confidence and then started taking every decision only after asking Ali or only after waiting for Ali’s approval. I never thought in childhood that even I can fall for a BIRBAL’s TRAP.
Concluding my story, yes Weed has its ill effects but you won’t become complete Retard by consuming weed. And having less information and not consultation of other sources can definitely lead you to take decisions which may be beneficial for others and sometimes harmful for yourself.
So I would say, gather as much of general information as much as you can, don’t depend on only one source as you may never know, who is the Birbal standing just near you!!!! 😉
Have a Great Week Ahead 🙂