The following story is a creative re-write of the short motivational story about wasting your time complaining. We hope you enjoy!
Once upon a time, in the jungle of Africa under the rule of King Leopold Lion, the animals lived in happiness, so much so that they lost their instincts and came to rely heavily on the wisdom of the King. This annoyed and disturbed the King greatly, so much that he became angry because he was tired of the animals reporting the same problems daily. Although King Leopold was angry, he wanted to help his fellow animals. Suddenly, he got an idea and said to himself, “I got it! Tomorrow, I will teach them a valuable lesson.”
The following day as the animals gathered at the palace with their troubles, the King asked everyone to calm down, stood up from his throne, and told a joke. It was so hilarious that all the animals forgot their problems and laughed uncontrollably.
After a few minutes, the King told the same joke, and only a few animals smiled.
The King then again told the same joke for a third time, but no one laughed or smiled this time. Then the King sat down and said: ‘You can’t laugh at the same joke over and over. So why are you always crying about the same problem?'”
Moral of the story
Stop complaining and aim to find a solution. If you take the time to complain about an issue, you could use that time to make things better.