Monday, May 5, 2008

Difference Between Love & Marriage

What is Love?
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One day, Plato asked his teacher, "What is love? How can I find it?" His teacher answered, "There is a vast wheat field in front. Walk forward without turning back, and pick only one stalk. If you find the most magnificent stalk, then you have found love." Plato walked forward, and before long, he returned with empty hands,having picked nothing.His teacher asked, "Why did you not pick any stalk?" Plato answered, "Because I could only pick once, and yet I could not turn back. I did find the most magnificent stalk, but did not know if there were any better ones ahead, so I did not pick it. As I walked further, the stalks that I saw were not as good as the earlier one, so I did not pick any in the end.His teacher then said, "And that is love."

What is Marriage?
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On another day, Plato asked his teacher, "What is marriage? How can I find it?" His teacher answered, "There is a thriving forest in front. Walk forward without turning back, and chop down only one tree. If you find the tallest tree, then you have found marriage." Plato walked forward, and before long, he returned with a tree. The tree was not thriving, and it was not tall either. It was only an ordinary tree. His teacher asked, "Why did you chop down such an ordinary tree?" Plato answered, "Because of my previous experience. I walked halfway through
the forest. This time,
I saw this tree, and I felt that it was not bad, so I chopped it down and brought it back. I did not want to miss the opportunity." His teacher then said, "And that is marriage."

19 Comments:

The Look said...

how very true.

Anonymous said...

i hope none of this is true... i understand the message but disagree

Anonymous said...

i hope this isnt true... i understand the message but disagree a little

أحمد نعيم said...

like.......like......like..like

Miss_A said...

Sad...but so true.

Anonymous said...

HOLY COW THIS IS MY LIFE

Anonymous said...

This is pretty amazing

Anonymous said...

Disagree with the second one.

Anonymous said...

Wait...what?

Tamie said...

I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

you dont need the tallest tree or best stalk you just need to pick one you love and see its imperfections and still love it in spite of them.

Anonymous said...

this is depressing. blach.

Anonymous said...

A very cynical view of both but very amusing all the same

Tycoon Woman said...

A very cynical look at both but amusing all the same. well done

Anonymous said...

lame...

Anonymous said...

so true

Anonymous said...

This hurts it's so true. I'm always trying to be that wheat stalk for other people, it's an ego thing.

Susan Deborah said...

Quite funny but true!

Joy always,
Susan

Anonymous said...

Really? You just pick something you are just so so with because you dont want to come back empty handed? Nooooo, you pick what you do not because you are running out of options or afraid to end up alone but because even if something better came along, you love the one that you picked out... key words: picked out... not chosen for you. Doubt his teacher would have said something like that :P

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