What do bad temper do to us? Read on….

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily, gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.

The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said “you have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one.” You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there. Make sure you control your temper the next time you are tempted to say something you will regret later.

Lesson to co-operators: Let us watch what we say during societies’ meetings, because those who lead us or those whom we say harsh things to, are like us and we will need them one day as our leaders, guarantors or witnesses when taking society’s loans. There is nothing as bad as registering a co-operative, investing so much time and finances into it then kill it with words despite the time and money you invested in growing it. When your co-operative collapses, it will leave a financial and emotional and time scar that will not heal easily. Please issues be addressed in sober manner following the laid down procedures and respect of other members opinion is paramount to society’s progress 🙂

 

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