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Club of 99

Shared by: Shammi

Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite his luxurious lifestyle, was neither happy nor contented.

One day, the King came upon a servant who was singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the King; why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land, unhappy and gloomy, while A lowly servant had so much joy.

The King asked the servant, ” Why are you so happy?”

The man replied, ” Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but my family and I don’t need too much – just a roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies.”

The king was not satisfied with that reply. Later in the day, he sought the advice of his most trusted adviser. After hearing the King’s woes and the servant’s story, the adviser said, ” Your Majesty, I believe that the servant has not been made part of The 99 Club.”

“The 99 Club? And what exactly is that?” the King inquired.

The adviser replied, ” Your Majesty, to truly know what The 99 Club is, place 99 Gold coins in a bag and leave it at this servant’s doorstep.” When the servant saw the bag, he took it into his house. When he opened the bag, he let out a great shout of joy… So many gold coins! He began to count them. After several counts, he was at last convinced that there were
99 coins. He wondered, ” What would’ve happened to that last gold coin?

Surely, no one would leave 99 coins! ” He looked everywhere he could, but that final coin was elusive. Finally, exhausted, he decided that he was going to have to work harder than ever to earn that gold coin and complete his collection.

From that day, the servant’s life was changed. He was overworked, horribly grumpy, and castigated his family for not helping him make that 100th gold coin. He stopped singing while he worked.

Witnessing this drastic transformation, the King was puzzled. When he sought his advisor’s help, the advisor said, “Your Majesty, the servant has now officially joined The 99 Club.” He continued, ” The 99 Club is a name given to those people who have enough to be happy but are never contented,
because they’re always yearning and striving for that extra 1 telling to themselves:
*”Let me get that one final thing and then I will be happy for life.”

We can be happy, even with very little in our lives, but the minute we’re given something bigger and better, we want even more! We lose our sleep, our happiness, we hurt the people around us; all these as a price for our growing needs and desires. That’s what joining The 99 Club is all about.”

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  1. pinky
    August 25, 2010 at 7:40 am

    nice one ..In everything the middle course is best: all things in excess bring trouble to men.Once should have satisfaction.

  2. pinky
    August 25, 2010 at 7:41 am

    and should thanx to god always for everything he got…

  3. August 25, 2010 at 9:01 am

    @ Pinky – Greed makes your life miserable no doubt 🙂

  4. Bijal
    August 25, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Agree…

  5. August 25, 2010 at 9:21 am

    @ Bijal – Thank you for dropping by 🙂

  6. sandhya
    August 25, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Similiar stort was told by my granny…. nice.

  7. p v dikshit
    August 25, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Greed n Fear are the worst enemy of human beings.Try to control them and you will be a happier person.

  8. p v dikshit
    August 25, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Greed n Fear are the worst enemy of human beings.Try to control them and you will be a happier person.Greed n Fear are present in every activity of human beings.In a measured quantity they are driving force also for all work.Do contemplate,dwell into past,think,recollect ,analyse n emerge a better .reinforced person.

  9. August 25, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    @ Sandhya – Yes usually our parents or someone always tells this kind of story in our childhood so they can make us better person 🙂

    @ PV Dixit – I agree, to be a better person, we need to know how to differentiate between good and bad, and if one realize that greed and fear are part of bad and will bring its bad consequences it shall help by avoiding them. But the life is on going process, and people are tend to learn by their own mistakes and instead of learning through other peoples mistake 🙂

  10. dhriti
    August 25, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    this is something to learn from

  11. August 25, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    @ Dhriti – Yep, I agree 🙂

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