The Donkey King

Once upon a time in land far far away (actually not really far away, but you know stories which are far far away are much better) lived a good Lion king in a happy and social kingdom. He was ruling the kingdom in just and democratic way. One fine day the king was approached by trader,

'Oh great King, hello,' they said, 'Here we have a brand new product from our end and we would like your social people to know about it, can we have it?'

The king called his royal advisors and they had different ideas,

'Say lets flash it in front of everyone and lets force them to buy it,' say one.

'No lets host a contest for it and let them vote the one they like,' say another and so it went on. Finally the group of royal advisors decided to have a game of Scissors, Paper and Stone decide. And they all set down in a formation and played the game, when finally the advisor won.

'And so...,' he announced proudly as Scissors cut paper, 'We host a contest in the jungle and we tell them to write about your product. They will tell something about their life and your product. Then they can call in their fellow animals and collect praises for their talent. We can show millions of animals your product.'

The pan was set and the event rolled out. The animals were happy to see the king giving them chance to become rich and so they all rushed in with their beautiful transcripts. All showed off their talents in front of the people and all expected the praise. People were praised a lot and many more were praised a lot. All was going well, when the donkey was passing by.

He saw the praises being collected and he was happy, he knew many of them would praise him a lot. And so the donkey showed a very beautiful show of talent and collected maximum praises. The monkey sitting on the top of the tree was watching the whole event and he thought, eh, why not?

He just came down from the tree and started asking people for praises. He went on them one by one until they gave him a lot of praises and suddenly the monkey reached the level of donkey. The donkey was unhappy with the whole thing and protested, it is unfair, it is unjust. It cried unfair, it said the monkey deserves no cheer. The monkey jeered sitting on the top of tree. By scoring more praises he had won the contest.

The donkey decided to kick the monkey, but the monkey had left the scene. The whole even turned into a mess and the war erupted between animals.

Very far away, sitting on the mountain, the traders said, 'Did they really see my product?'

The king and advisors had mysteriously vanished.

P.s. If you know whos who, its time you changed 'you'.

8 comments

  1. hmmmm..... you made me think about the different different blogging contest organized by some brands for the publicity of their product. And the winner on the contest is not one who wrote well and good about the product, but the one who did vote begging the best....

    Nice story with good message. :)

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  2. I like the story and the message you told with it :).

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  3. I only have problem with the animal being donkey..you-know-why. X-( :P

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  4. Heheh...I know exactly what you are talking about :)

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  5. Sid,
    This one's a bang!
    Btw, let the winner be a donkey not the monkey :P

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  6. I love the mesaage behind it... I too want the winner to be donkey..

    --Someone Is Special--

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  7. Moral of the story : Don't get bullied away by what people force to buy you... Even if you tend to do so, be careful in choosing what you want to be in. At the end of the day...
    " कर्मण्ये वाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचना कर्मफलेह्तुर भुरमा ते संगोस्त्वकर्मानी॥ "

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  8. the animal rights will file against you for degrading donkeys and monkeys :P
    good message :D

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