there as soon as become a bit boy who had a awful temper. his father gave him a bag of nails and advised him that on every occasion he lost his temper, he ought to hammer a nail into the lower back of the fence.
the primary day, the boy had pushed 37 nails into the fence. over the next few weeks, as he found out to control his anger, the variety of nails hammered every day regularly diminished down. he found it turned into less complicated to preserve his mood than to force the ones nails into the fence.
in the end the day got here when the boy didn’t lose his mood at all. he advised his father approximately it and the daddy advised that the boy now pull out one nail for every day that he changed into capable of hold his mood. the days handed and the boy turned into finally in a position to inform his father that each one the nails have been gone.
the daddy took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. he said, “you have got completed nicely, my son, but look at the holes within the fence. the fence will never be the equal. while you say things in anger, they depart a scar just like this one. you could positioned a knife in a person and draw it out. it might not depend how normally you say i am sorry. the wound continues to be there.”