A story about learning from the mistakes of others.
Farah was a bubble waiting to be unleashed. As she waited, she made great plans for her journey soon to come. Could she make her dreams come true?
Day after day, Farah sat in the soapy water bottle watching as her owner, Sara, blew other bubbles away.
She always dreamed about being the next bubble to be blown. Yet, she spent her days watching what the other bubbles did as Sara unleashed them. There were some bubbles that made bad choices, and popped as soon as they were blown and released.
“Oh no! Look at Mina floating towards the mulberry tree,” she exclaimed. “She knows that mulberries have a prickly exterior. She’s going to be in trouble soon!”
And as Farah said it, it was done. As soon as Mina got next to the mulberry tree, she popped loudly and transformed into water droplets. The droplets landed in the lake below. Farah was upset that she lost her floating ability and, instead, had to flow along in the lake.
Farah kept reminding herself of her goal to float in the air currents for as long as possible.
The next day was her turn to be blown. As Sara shook the bottle and took out the bubble wand, Farah geared up for a great adventure.
Sara blew hard and formed Farah into one of the most beautiful bubbles ever created. “Wow! How beautiful,” said Sara. “I hope that bubble lasts a long time.”
Farah kept a mental note of Mina’s decision to float by the mulberry tree. She saw what happened to Mina, and decided against taking that same route.
Instead, she floated over the areas where there weren’t many trees. That way, she was able to stay intact for a very long time. She was happy for the opportunity to see many places along her journey.
We should always pay attention to our surroundings. We can learn one or two things from people’s mistakes only when we pay attention. We avoid their mistakes being repeated by us.
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