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.

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

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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?”

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

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

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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.”

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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?”

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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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158 comments

  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. 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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  5. Loved the story and the lesson.

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  6. Very nice story
    🙌👌👍👏👏👏❤

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  7. Another wonderfully moral tale

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  8. 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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  9. One of my favorites so far 😊

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

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

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  12. Namaste Laleh 🙂

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

    Hoping all is well. Take care.

    Namaste 🙂

    DN

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  13. so enjoy every one of your stories Laleh.

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  14. 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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  15. I always love your stories😊

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

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

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  18. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    GREAT STORY AND WHAT A BOOK!

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  19. What a great valuable lesson! ❤️

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

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

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. So widsom in a story my sweet Laleh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a nice week!!!!!

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  25. An entertaining proverbial story.❤❤❤❤

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

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  27. I greet you with a heartfelt story.

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

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

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  30. 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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  31. Laughing ear to ear!!!! 🤣🤣🤣❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏

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

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  33. Lovely story

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

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

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  36. Love the simplicity and the fable format.

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