A Story Of An Egg Seller That Teaches The Bitter Reality Of Our Society

Being a human, the biggest difficulty we face in our life is torture of people around us. Not the physical one, but the mental one. While you’re struggling hard to get through your day, you have to face so many people obstructing you in one or more ways. It is due to our hypocrite society that anyone can interfere anyone’s life & express their opinion without even asking for it.

bitter reality

We live in a society which is fast-paced and always keeps on changing. What is haute couture now may be fashion faux pas in just a few seasons similarly, the technology that is hot and in-demand today may not be in a few months time.

Even the professions we have now are evolving pretty fast; our children’s jobs in the future may not be existing yet and our current jobs may be phased out pretty soon. Yes, this is the type of world we live in where we are forced to adapt to the changes happening all around us from fashion to technology, to yep, even eating habits.

Here’s a heart-wrenching story which shows the bitter reality of our society:

A woman asked an egg seller, ‘How much are you selling the eggs for?’

The old seller replied, ‘Rs.5/- an egg, Madam.’

She said to him, ‘I will take 6 eggs for Rs.25/- or I will leave.’

The old seller replied, ‘Come take them at the price you want. Maybe, this is a good beginning because I have not been able to sell even a single egg today.’

Old egg seller story

She took the eggs and walked away feeling she has won. She got into her fancy car and went to a posh restaurant with her friend. There, she and her friend ordered whatever they liked. They ate a little and left a lot of what they ordered. Then she went to pay the bill. The bill cost her Rs.1,400/-. She gave Rs. 1,500/- and asked the owner of the restaurant to keep the change.

This incident might have seemed quite normal to the owner but, very painful to the poor egg seller.

The point is, Why do we always show we have the power when we buy from the needy ones? And why do we get generous to those who do not even need our generosity?

I once read somewhere:

‘My father used to buy simple goods from poor people at high prices, even though he did not need them. Sometimes he even used to pay extra for them. I got concerned by this act and asked him why does he do so? Then my father replied, “It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child.”

If we want to change, we all have to look at ourselves in the mirror. Although there is still much resistance to global change, there is no doubting that it’s time to stop resisting it and embrace the idea that change needs to take place. It’s time to get knocked out of our comfort zones into a new experience where everybody can thrive.

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