Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Unity is strength

Unity is strength is a very well known proverb.
It brings to mind the story from Aesop's Fables- The bundle of sticks.
A father had a family of sons who were perpetually quarreling among themselves. When he failed to heal their disputes by his exhortations, he determined to give them a practical illustration of the evils of disunion; and for this purpose he one day told them to bring him a bundle of sticks.
When they had done so, he placed the bundle into the hands of each of them in succession, and ordered them to break it in pieces. They tried with all their strength, and were not able to do it.
He next opened the bundle, took the sticks separately, one by one, and again put them into his sons' hands, upon which they broke them easily.
He then addressed them in these words: "My sons, if you are of one mind, and unite to assist each other, you will be as this bundle, uninjured by all the attempts of your enemies; but if you are divided among yourselves, you will be broken as easily as these sticks."
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Unity establishes love, affection and  friendship.
As a saying goes- In olden days it was united family and in modern age it is attached bathrooms.
A united family brings forth responsible children.
I came across such a family in Jodhpur where the mother was the head of the family.
Her sons handed over their salary to her and she was the treasurer.
The daughters-in-law too were loving, affectionate and polite and were seen doing the household chores
as a team.
Hope modern age too realizes the importance of this saying - Unity is strength.

                                                                   My family

Linking this to A-Z challenge.

U is for Unity is strength. Unity is strength

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