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Nails in the Fence

Nails in the Fence –

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.

The days passed… and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails had been removed. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say 'I'm sorry', the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one."

Author Unknown


A quick-tempered person does foolish things…
Proverbs 14: 17

11 Replies
Honored Advisor

Re: Nails in the Fence

That is a excellent parable!

Veteran Advisor

Re: Nails in the Fence

Y’all need to also practice this!!!!
Senior Contributor

Re: Nails in the Fence

There is no disease, emotion, or human condition more heart breaking or debilitating than regret.
Veteran Advisor

Re: Nails in the Fence

I'm afraid anymore I have to use a nail gun
And buy the nails by the 1000 coils.
Veteran Advisor

Re: Nails in the Fence

Hey rodeater, you finally feeling buyer’s remorse? I have no regrets politically!
Senior Contributor

Re: Nails in the Fence

Not everyone i as one dimensional as you Snuberfart
Honored Advisor

Re: Nails in the Fence

Near as I can surmise the Libs defend the Democrat socialists and their baby killing, gun grabing, over taxation ..all that damned crap just because they`re afraid Trump and Republicans will take their goodies away, healthcare, social security, pensions and such.  But they sure ain`t got nothin` to fear from Trump, all their goodies will be safe as a baby in it`s mother`s arms.   But "fear" and "anger" are related emotions, so this irrational anger is just their fear boiling over.

Veteran Advisor

Re: Nails in the Fence

Goodies?? GOODIES??? And you think SS, Medicare, and the other social programs are safe?? You are a worthless ***** idiot!!! Apparently you don’t pay any attention to repuke congress people!
Senior Contributor

Re: Nails in the Fence

It's not even Saturday nite full bore and schnur is getting all pizzy   lol

 

Special boy gets his way NOT  

 

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