Fix the Main Problem

“206th” story

Two friends were walking in the woods beside a very deep, and angry river.

All of a sudden, they saw someone screaming for help, and struggling in the middle of the river.

One of the friends jumped into the water and saved the drowning person.

They wanted to continue their walk but saw another person drowning. The same friend jumped back into the water and saved this guy too. As soon as he came out of the water he saw another person calling for help.

The other friend thought this is a strange situation. Something is not normal and decided to run forward to see what could be happening in upper the river, while his friend was constantly saving people’s lives.

After a little while he saw a bridge, and someone was standing on it, and whoever wants to pass the bridge, he pushes into the river.

The friend tightened up the crazy guy and called the police, then came back to find his friend.

His friend was wet and exhausted.

He said: “After a little while the river stopped bringing drowning people.”

This story reminded me of the problems in our society, life, country, and world. Many great people are trying to save others from poverty, drugs, and millions of problems in the world, while there are always crazy ones standing on the bridge and no one tries to stop them.

Dear friends don’t forget to read my books.

Categories: award winner, bedtime story, fable, moral, parable, Short StoryTags: , , , ,


  1. I completely agree with that ! So many great people trying to save others and crazy ones continue to push people in poverty.
    Thanks Laleh !

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  2. save yourself mebbe
    st paul do what i do not what i want
    self taunts
    by who i am
    or at least i think i am
    how much of the problem am i then?

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  3. Excellent story Laleh! It is those nutters on the bridge that keep pushing others to poverty and to despair.

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  4. Indeed, many try to address the situation, but never take the time to understand, the root cause! Nice share!

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  5. A well delivered story with so much wisdom! love it Laleh!🌹

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  6. Excellent story Laleh. Thanks for sharing this. Anita

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  7. Great story and it captures what often occurs when issues arise… people are willing to help, but it takes someone to cut to the root cause to make a lasting difference. Well done 🙂

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  8. Very insightful. Thanks for sharing.

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