First published: Oct.10.2019
A man got caught while stealing in the Bazaar. The Bazaar’s security arrested him and took the thief to the judge.
The security explained that he saw this thief stealing a loaf of bread from the bakery.
The judge said: “A thief is a thief, it doesn’t matter what this man stole. A thief should be punished for his actions. I order the executioner to cut off the thief’s right hand. Everyone should learn a lesson when this thief walks around.”
The thief cried and explained how hungry his children are at home, and he hasn’t found any job for the past month. He begged the judge not to cut his hand because he would never be able to work and provide for his family.
A wise man was a close friend of the judge who was present at the trial. The wise man listened carefully to the hearing and said to the judge: “I am not sure if I agree with your decision.”
The judge asked surprisingly: “How can you say that, my friend?”
The wise man replied: “If a person chooses to become a thief, your decision would be fair, and you should cut off his hand. But if someone steals out of hunger, you should cut off the governor’s hand.”
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