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Eisha Ajmal
Eisha Ajmal
Divisional Public School
The Washer's Donkeys!
Published On Sep 28th 2012
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This is a short story about two donkeys but not only does it apply for the donkeys but us too :) to find out, read how and what we have in common with these donkeys!
Once there was a Washer-man (a man who washes others clothes for hire) who was raising two donkeys. One he called Donkey-A and the other Donkey-B.
Donkey-A felt he was more energetic and could do better than the other donkey. He always tried to get the Washer-man's attention by taking more of the load and walking as fast as he could in front of him.
Donkey-B was just a normal donkey. He tried as hard as he could, but he couldn't carry as much as Donkey-A or impress the Washer-man by walking in front of him.
After a period of time the Washer-man began to put pressure on Donkey-B. But Donkey-B couldn't meet his expectations. Eventually Donkey-B started getting punished.
One day Donkey-B was crying and asking Donkey-A to help. He said, "Dear friend, it is only the two of us. Why do we compete against each other? If we worked together we could carry an equal load at a normal speed."
Donkey-A became even more competitive after that. The next day he boasted to the Washer-man that he could carry more and run faster than Donkey-B, and he did.
The Washer-man, as expected, became even angrier and demanded Donkey-B to go even faster punishing him more when he couldn't! Under the pressure Donkey-B collapsed in great fatigue and quietly passed away.
As a result of the collapse, Donkey-A felt like he was on top of the world, having proved his superior skills and abilities. But now he also had to carry Donkey-B's load.
For a short time Donkey-A was able to carry both loads, but he eventually became fatigued and weak. The Washer-man had no compassion on this once superior, but now tired donkey. He yelled and demanded more, but as hard as this donkey tried, he couldn't come close to satisfying his demands.
Finally the day came when the Washer-man was tired of this fatigued and no good donkey. He killed him and went searching for some other donkeys.
The moral of this story is to recognize that regardless of how strong you might think you are, you can't do it alone. It is important to work together.
Worrying more about your own performance, taking all the credit and trying to do more than you are capable of doing eventually comes back and bites you one way or another. Be a team player!
In addition leaders must recognize that giving all of the work to the superstar(s) eventually burns them out and creates low morale amongst the team. Donkey-B may not have been the strongest and the fastest, but he was consistent.

While every leader wants a team full of superstars, it doesn't work that way. There are only so many superstars per team. Treat your "Steady Eddie's" well and your superstars fair and the result will be a balanced and high performing team. Don’t rush it, first develop trust and faith in your teammates, and remember teamwork is more important than victory!
What other lessons can you draw from this story? I would personally love to hear them in the comments below. Thanks for reading but don’t forget to like, comment and read my other pages as well!!!!
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Comments 19
Isha A/A i am just telling you some other morals of this story don't think that i'm trying to be efficient than you.The another central idea of this poem is that, the person should never think that he or she can not do much more.In this story donkey-B was unable to lift up more load than donkey-A just because he was thinking that he can't lift up the load but he could.I want to share a story related to my moral.It is a story of two friends name e.g:[1]Irfan and [2]Farhan.Irfan was a very weak and unhealthy kid but Frhan was a very healthy kid.One day these two friends were going to took water from the well,Farhan said that:"i want to pull water from well",Irfan said"ok" when Farhan moved to pull water he fell down in the well but instantly Irafan hold his hand,Irfan was unhealthy but he believed that i can pull my friend up and he did it just because he did'nt think that i can't do this.I just want to tell you a thing as a friend that never resemble humans especially Muslims to animals because we are ASHRAF-ul-MAKHLUQAT.Ok thank you FIAMANILLAH ASSALAM-O-ALIKUM. Isha
Sep 13th 2016
Isha A/A Eisha i'm new member of this site i don't know much about this site so i've sent a friend request to you if you'll accept it so than this will be easy for me to understand this site.You know my name is also Isha but here is a difference of letters.Well! i hope that i will find some noble friends very soon INSHALLAH.Ok bye FIAMANILLAH ASSALAM-O-ALIKUM. Isha
Sep 13th 2016
Shaheer Hey taimoor its not goood calling each other names Shaheer
Aug 18th 2014
KHAN The moral is good and no spelling errors at all so very good story. Khan
Feb 3rd 2014
Amna C'mon accept it Amna
Oct 8th 2013
Majida Hi people add me Majida
Jul 25th 2013
Nimra Oohhh and wht about me eisha?? meri request be to tumne 1 year ya phir ussey kam.. accept nai ki...?????? :(( but why...? acha ab to accept karlo... Nimra
Jun 27th 2013
eisha Sorry, but I haven't been using this account since long, Soha. Eisha
Jun 16th 2013
Soha AWW Emotional.. And why don't u accept my request?? Soha
May 11th 2013
Sara Wow!awesome story but it is a bit emotional and I felt like crying when I read that the washer man killed donkey-A. Sara
Mar 24th 2013
taimoor You are only a donkey Taimoor
Feb 7th 2013
Momina Really cool enjoyable <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 true moral luv it Momina
Dec 22nd 2012
Naima I like this story.Realy this story very good. Naima
Dec 9th 2012
Naima Can u gve me ur id? if u use fb? (frm mahnoor) Naima
Nov 28th 2012
eisha Aw...thanks :) Eisha
Oct 22nd 2012
Naima Eisha , yes i'm on fb nd i cant tell u my id here , i hpe u understand (frm mahnoor, sory i've 2 tell u by my sis id ) Naima
Oct 21st 2012
Emaan Not the type of story a miserly person would write,that's logic I tell ya! Awesome,luvvvv the moral! Emaan
Oct 8th 2012
Emaan Not the type of story a miserly person would write,that's logic I tell ya! Awesome,luvvvv the moral! Emaan
Oct 8th 2012
Tooba Nice Tooba
Oct 8th 2012

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