Beautiful Story: School Children Get Potatoes to Show How Many People They Hate

Here’s a beautiful story that explains facts about life with a lot of ease. Must read for everyone.

The story is from a Junior School. The class teacher of this Junior School, asked her students to bring some potatoes in a plastic bag to school. She said that each potato will be given a name of the person whom that child hates. Like this, the number of potatoes will be equal to the number of persons they hate.

On the decided day, the children brought their potatoes well addressed. Some had two, some had three and some had even five potatoes.

The teacher said they have to carry these potatoes with them everywhere they go for a week.


As the days passed the children started to complain about the spoiled smell that started coming from these potatoes. Also some students who had many potatoes complained that it was very heavy to carry them all around. The children got rid of this assignment after a week, when it got over.

The teacher asked, “How did you feel in this one week?”

The children discussed their problems about the smell and weight.

Then the teacher said, “This situation is very similar to what you carry in your heart when you don’t like some people. This hatred makes your heart unhealthy and you carry that hatred in your heart everywhere you go. If you can’t bear the smell of spoiled potatoes for a week, imagine the impact on your heart of this hatred that you carry throughout your life.”

Our heart is a beautiful garden that needs a regular cleaning of unwanted weeds. Forgive those who have not behaved with you as expected and forget the bad things. This also makes room available for storing good things.

Every human knows the fact that hate is a negative emotion, but still they are unable to let it go. Let’s take a conscious effort from now on to forgive as many as people as and when possible. Fill your heart with love and kindness, you will start meeting the right people and start seeing the change in your day to day life. By the law of attraction you will come across positive people and you can lead a better life by following this.

Share this beautiful story so that more and more people read this and become as compassionate as you have become. Have a great day filled with love and not hatred.


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