Young Olive Tree|نهال زیتون

“62nd story”

First Published: Oct.25.2018

The king of a faraway territory was passing by a farm. He saw a 90-year-old man planting a young olive tree.


The king got closer to the old man and said: “With all due respect sir, are you planting a young olive tree?”


The old man said: “Yes, your majesty.”

The king continued asking: “Did you know that it will take 20 years for this young olive tree to develop olives?! You are a 90-year-old man, with what hope are you planting this twig?”


The old man smiled and said: “Everyone else planted and we ate; now we plant for others to eat.”


The king liked the answer and gave some valuable coins to the old man.


The old man laughed.

The king asked with wonder: “Why are you laughing?”

The old man said: “Everyone else’s olive trees give profit in 20 years, but my olive twig gave profit right away.”


The king enjoyed the answer again and gave more gold coins to the old man.

The old man laughed again.

The king had to ask: “What did you laugh about this time?”

The old man said: “Olive trees give profit once a year but my olive twig gave profit twice in one day.”

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The king jumped on his horseback and ran away fast from the old man and his farm.

The king’s right-hand-side got closer to the king and asked in shock: “Why did you run away so fast after the old man’s answer?”


The king said: “His 90 years of experience and knowledge would have made me bankrupt if I would’ve continued asking questions.”

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  1. ha ha! great life lesson. 🙂

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  2. What a beautiful story 😊

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  3. Loved the book but need the rest of the story????

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  4. Nice story!

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  5. Beautiful story, once we get old we built lots of good and bad experiences. We learn a lot, when it’s time to go.😂

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  6. Loved the story and the lesson.

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  7. Very nice story

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  8. Another wonderfully moral tale

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  9. Another great tale, Laleh.

    The old man smiled and said: “Everyone else planted and we ate; now we plant for others to eat.”
    ~ What are we-humans today planting for future generations on Earth?

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  10. One of my favorites so far 😊

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  11. I love this story! Thank you so much for sharing it!💖💖💖💖

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  12. Very interesting blog site. Will have to return to read more. Have a wonderful day, Laleh.

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  13. Namaste Laleh 🙂

    Another meaningful tale told with your usual panache and aplomb. Thanks for sharing.

    Hoping all is well. Take care.

    Namaste 🙂


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  14. so enjoy every one of your stories Laleh.

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  15. Such a great story and the king was smart as well. I bet the old man would have made him bankrupt so easily…LOL

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  16. I always love your stories😊

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  17. Indeed, the old woman’s answers were accurate and wise. They could charm and win the heart.

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  18. Beautiful story Laleh, thanks for sharing!!!

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

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  20. What a great valuable lesson! ❤️

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  21. Absolutely fantastic…👌❤️😊 thanks for sharing such a nice story. 😊

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  22. You are a great story teller … shared a short joke my Iranian friend told me yesterday!

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  23. You can’t out give God, if you are faithful to Him; blessings me than you can hope or think, will be showered onto you! A wonderful story!

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  24. you are a master story writer. A real impact on one’s mind is really a masterstroke.

    would love to have your book.

    just to tell you my poetry book CASCADE OF LOVE BY BRIJ KAULis also available on AMAZON.IN..

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  25. So widsom in a story my sweet Laleh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a nice week!!!!!

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  26. An entertaining proverbial story.❤❤❤❤

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  27. Thanks for your like on my post, “The Trumpet Sound;” you are very kind.

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  28. I greet you with a heartfelt story.

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  29. Thank you, Laleh. I must work harder on the book…So many distractions! Best wishes. xx

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  30. no need to ask
    nor task
    you cannot afford
    it and it is not worth the effort

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  31. Surprise, surprise, a young man understood that experience is precious!👍 Many thanks for having made us aware of this and cari saluti.

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  32. Laughing ear to ear!!!! 🤣🤣🤣❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏

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  33. While the king seems wise, it is the old man’s patience which grabs my attention.

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  34. Lovely story

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  35. Wonderful story.and a bucket full of congratulations🌼🌼💐💐💐💐💐

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  36. If only we had the same attitude toward life as this old man. ❤

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  37. Love the simplicity and the fable format.

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