Inspirational Stories

One day, a student stuck a paper on his classmate's back that read, "I’m stupid" and he told his companions not to tell the boy. Noticing the label, all the other students began laughing throughout the day. When the Maths teacher came in for his class, he was surprised to see some sort of mischievous laughter inside the classroom. Without knowing the reason, he began his class and wrote a difficult question on the board. No one was able to answer it except the boy with the label. The teacher called him out to write the answer on the board ...
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Ken Behring was a great American entrepreneur and billionaire. He died on 25th June 2019 at the age of 91 as a happy and fulfilled man. In one of his speeches, he told that his life had gone through four stages which he called “Stuff”. In the first stage, he thought that if he had the “Right Stuff”, he’d be happy. So, he bought the houses, the cars, the boat, the airplane-all of the usual toys-and yet he was not happy. He described the second stage of his life as the acquisition of “Better Stuff.” He thought he’d be happier ...
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The cab driver came to pick up his passenger in the dead of the night. An elderly woman stood outside the building with a suitcase. He smiled at her, put the luggage into the car and opened the door of the vehicle for her to sit. As he started the car, he asked her where she wanted to go…After giving him the address she asked whether he could drive her through the downtown before reaching her destination. “It’ll be longer,” he said. The woman smiled and said, “I don’t mind, I’m going to the hospice tonight.” The cab driver looked ...
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In the Bollywood movie Sanju, Winnie Diaz is asked to pen Sanju’s biography so that people will know the exact truth behind his tragic life. Here, Winnie is deterred by Zubin Mistry saying that Sanju is nothing but a druggie whom he had known for years. He points to a scar on his forehead and blames Sanju for it. On being asked about this, Sanju reveals the truth to Winnie. Sanju had met Zubin on a film set where Sanju was nervous on giving the first shot. He was scared of his father Sunil Dutt, who was directing the film ...
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A tourist once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, “Do you need two statues of the same idol?” “No,” said the sculptor without looking up, “We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage.” The tourist examined the idol and found no apparent damage. “Where is the damage?” he asked.” There is a scratch on the nose of the idol,” said the sculptor, still busy with his work. “Where are you going to ...
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It was time for Sumitra Devi who cleaned the streets of Rajrappa township in Jharkhand to retire after 30 years of service.  On her retirement day, her colleagues arranged for a farewell ceremony. There was nothing special  about it and was quite like another grade IV employee retiring day, until the arrival of three cars that changed the entire scene . The first car with a blue beacon and the National Flag caught everybody's attention. It was of Mahendra Kumar, the District Collector of Siwan, Bihar. He walked out of the car and touched Sumitra’s feet. The second car belonged ...
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As a group of frogs was traveling through the woods, two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs crowded around the pit and saw how deep it was, they told the two frogs that there was no hope left for them. However, the two frogs decided to ignore what the others were saying and they proceeded to try and jump out of the pit. Despite their efforts, the group of frogs at the top of the pit were still saying that they should just give up. That they would never make it out. Eventually, one of ...
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In a small Italian town, hundreds of years ago, a small business owner owed a large sum of money to a money-lender. The money-lender was a very old, unattractive looking guy that just so happened to fancy the business owner’s daughter. He decided to offer the businessman a deal that would completely wipe out the debt he owed him. However, the catch was that we would only wipe out the debt if he could marry the businessman’s daughter. Needless to say, this proposal was met with a look of disgust. The money-lender said that he would place two pebbles into ...
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A woman walks into a meat-shop just before closing time and asks, "do you still have chicken?" The butcher opens his deep freezer, takes out his only chicken left and puts it on the weighing scale, and it weighs 1.5 kg. The woman looks at the chicken and at the scale and asks, "do you have one that's a bit bigger than this one?" The butcher puts his only chicken back into the freezer, and then takes it out again, but this time when he puts it on the scale; he craftily keeps his thumb on the scale pan. And ...
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The Mathematics teacher turned to seven-year-old Jack and asked him, “If I give you one mango and one mango and one mango, how many mangoes will you have?” Within a few seconds Jack replied confidently, “Four!” The dismayed teacher was expecting an effortless correct answer, three. She was disappointed. Maybe the child did not listen properly,” she thought. She repeated, “Jack, Listen carefully. If I give you one mango and one mango and one mango, how many mangoes will you have?” Jack had seen the disappointment on his teacher’s face. So he calculated again on his finger and replied little ...
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Once upon a time there was a painter who had just completed his first painting on a canvas. He had painted a beautiful scenery. He wanted people’s opinion about his caliber and painting kills. He put his painting at a busy street-crossing. Nd just down below a board which read, “I have painted this piece. Since I’m new to this profession I might have committed some mistakes. Please put a cross wherever you see a mistake.” While he came back in the evening to collect his painting, he was completely shattered to see that whole canvass was filled with Xs ...
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One fine day a gentleman during his evening walk, saw a boy near a river shore sitting idle. He approached the boy and asked, Hey young boy! Why are you sitting here? The boy replied, nothing Sir, I am just relaxing, I love sitting here. My dear young boy, people of your age should not waste time like this, why don’t you go to school and study something. Boy replied that’s good, what will happen after that? My dear young boy, if you get good marks you will get admission in a very good college. Boy replied that’s good, what ...
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There was once a fire in the jungle and animals started running away. However, the elephants decided to bring water from the pond and douse the fire. While the Elephants were at it, a small Sparrow was also using her small beak to bring water to douse the fire. Other animals were shocked to see this and started laughing at the Sparrow and asked, “What are you achieving by your tiny effort”? The Sparrow said, “I also wanted to be remembered as someone who put effort to douse the fire.” God saw this from above and wanted to gift the ...
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As a man was passing through a small outback town, a sole horse, caught his eye. He stopped momentarily and was puzzled by the fact that this powerful creature was being held by only a small rope loosely tied to a small chair. No fences, no chains, no barn gates. It was obvious that the horse could, at any time, break away from its bond but for some reason, it did not. He saw what looked to be the owner nearby and asked why this animal just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” the owner said, ...
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There was a father who left seventeen horses as an asset for his three dependents. When the father passed away, his family opened up the Will. The Will of the father stated that the eldest son should get ½ (half) of the total number of camels, while his daughter should be given 1/3th (one-third) and his widow should be given 1/9th (one-ninth) of the total number of horses. As it was not possible to divide seventeen horses into two or seventeen by three or seventeen by nine, the three were in a dilemma. So, they decided to consult their village ...
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