Small Stories

500 Balloons-Small Story


At one point a group of 500 people were attending a conference. Soon the speaker stopped and decided to do group work. He started giving each person a balloon. Each person was then asked to write their name on it using a marker pen. After that all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

People were then ushered into the room and asked to receive a balloon with their name written within five minutes. Everyone was furious, demanding his name, crashing into each other, and pushing others away.

At the end of 5 minutes no one could find his balloon.
Afterward, the speaker asked each person to collect a balloon randomly and give it to the recipient by name. Within minutes everyone was in his own balloon.

The speaker then began, “This is happening in our lives. Everyone is rushing for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.

Our happiness lies in the happiness of others. Give them their happiness; you will find your happiness. And this is the purpose of human life … the pursuit of happiness. “



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