In the middle of the city, there was a museum. The floor in the museum was laid marble tiles. And right in the centre of the foil was a huge marble statue as a part of the display. Many people from all over the world visited the museum everyday. And they admire the beautifully crafted statue.
One night one of the tiles on the floor started talking to the marble statue. “Hey, statue we are originally from the same town. We were picked up from the same mine. Transported on the same lorry, brought to the same sculptor. Why then people all over the world come all the ways here just to step on me while they admire and praise you so much. This is so unfair?”
The marble statue replied to the tile – “Do you remember how both of us sat their side by side in the sculptor’s workshop and in the original form as marble block. And do you recollect how the sculpture chooses to work on you first? He started using his tools on you simply to turn you into a masterpiece but you resisted you started turning apart.
“Of course I Remember,” said marble tile. “I hate that guy. How, could he use those sharp tools on me? It hurts so badly”. The marble continued, “That’s right when you couldn’t take the pain of these tools he decided to give up on you and started working on me instead. I knew at once if I had to be something different I would have to bear the pain.”
“Thinking so instead of resisting I bore all the pain of the sharp tool he used on me. My friend, there is a price to everything in life just because you decide to give up halfway you cannot blame anybody to steps on you.
Life, like a sculptor, wants to make a masterpiece out of you. The question is whether you are ready to handle every test, every hardknock, every trouble, every failure, every pain that comes from these scultpting tools. And become a master piece or do you grumble amd crumble down to simlply become a tile.
That is what decides whether people step on you or admire you, as you become a role model to emulate.