【校长随笔Principal’s Page】路上的巨石 A Stone on the Road
In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. He then hid himself and watched to see if anyone would move the boulder out of the way. Some of the King’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.
Many people loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them did anything about getting the stone out of the way.
A peasant then came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to push the stone out of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.
After the peasant went back to pick up his vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King explaining that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.
Moral of the story: Every obstacle we come across in life gives us an opportunity to improve our circumstances, and whilst the lazy complain, the others are creating opportunities through their kind hearts, generosity, and willingness to get things done.
Many of our teachers at Ulink participated SWOT analysis and sincerely wanted to provide their insights on how to improve the school and make Ulink an even better school. I am so proud to see that instead of complaining or doing nothing, more of our teachers are like the peasant in the story dedicate themselves to the future of our students. Their biggest reward is not gold coins but the appreciation of our students and parents and the difference they make in their life which is more precious than gold.