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“33rd story”

First published: April.05.2018


A person who loved painting and drawing participated in a class of a famous painter. For years he worked hard by taking every advice and practicing a lot. One day, the famous painter said, “I taught you everything I know. You are a master now and you don’t need my help anymore.”


The student wanted to be sure so he drew a painting and then put it in the town square one morning with a note to the public, that said:

“If you can see an error in this painting, please put an ‘X’ on the spot.”


When he came back in the afternoon to pick up his painting, he was shocked.

The painting was covered with X’s all over. He was so disappointed by his work and decided to show it to his teacher, the famous painter.


He explained what he did to test himself.

When his teacher saw the painting he asked him, “What did your note say?”

The teacher then asked his student to draw the same painting again.

When the painting was ready, he asked the student to put it in the same spot in town, but this time with this note:

“Please, if you can see any error in this painting correct it with the available paints and brushes.” and left a set of brushes and colors on a table beside the painting.


When he came back to the painting, the painting wasn’t touched at all.


He took the painting to his teacher and said: “My painting has not been changed! How come people did not point out the errors this time?”


The teacher said: “People always criticize everything and point out flaws but they don’t have the courage to fix it.”


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  1. Very well said. Criticism is all people have.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂
    I love the works of persian artists 🙂

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  2. I so enjoy reading your stories. Wow! So much wisdom in this particular one. Thank you Laleh, there is something very special about you. 🌹❤️

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  3. So true !! Was thinking of same conclusion when read the first half of the story !! People love to criticise but fear to rectify as it requires the similar skills and justification

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  4. Reblogged this on lampmagician and commented:
    Judge on something is always much easier than to put a correction!❤👏

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  5. I enjoyed your story ,as we all know judgement is not appropriate specially when you don’t even have the knowledge of that subject.

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  6. Words of wisdom! I agree.

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  7. So true, people fed on the negative things…. I love the great art. Breath taking 💕

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  8. That’s so true, it’s important to always remember.

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  9. Dear Laleh joon, your posts always make my day. You are gol.

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  10. Love this. Thanks for great posts Laleh.

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  11. This is captivating and educative as well. People are always criticizing.

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  12. A really enchanting story, with an excellent moral. Very enjoyable.

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  13. I loved this so much! And yes people will always point out the problems but will never come up with the solutions! Beautifully explained 😊

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  14. Hello, nice pictures and true story. Have a good day!:-)

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  15. I love this story! Thank-you very much for visiting my blog and for the follow.

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  16. Very true!!!

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  17. Wow! So very true! Before we point out others flaws, we must first look at ourselves and try fixing that first with God’s help! Thank so much for this truthful piece! 🙂

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  18. Thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts (and for visiting my blog!)…people are quick to judge without knowing the full truth, only what they wish to believe… 🙂

    Have a great day today, and every day!

    A tongue can accuse and carry bad news
    The seeds of distrust, it can sow,
    So unless you know the truth, that it is not gossip
    Be careful of stones that you throw.
    (penned by Larry ”Dutch” Woller 4-16-2008)

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  19. This is yet another lovely post! I totally agree with you. Everyone is ready to bring up the flaws and judge but rarely anybody has the ability and courage to fix things! Thank you for sharing tha beautiful story!

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  20. …nor the ability to fix it in most cases.

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  21. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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  22. So true.
    Great story Laleh
    Thank you 💜

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  23. Subhan Allah! Your stories never, never fail to teach such beautiful life lessons and in so beautiful a way. Ma sha Allah. May Allah bless you

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  24. How true. Wonderful story as always.👍

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  25. Wow, so true. The message came out soo well in this story.

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  26. A lovely story! People seem much more willing to criticise than to praise. Being positive in life is much better for everyone.

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  27. the rod in your eye
    might be the reason why
    plank blank
    we all perspire
    and tire
    of seeing ourselves
    as we should

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  28. Oh yes, how very true this is!! xx

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  29. What an amazing lesson.. Don’t critisize unless you know how to fix it..

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  30. That’s amazing! Thank You! And CONGRATULATIONS on all Your wonderful reviews!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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