Once, in a heavily crowded place, a young man was shouting at the crowd, “Look here…I have the most beautiful heart in the world.”
Many people looked at him and were stunned to see such a beautiful heart. It has perfect shape and not even a little flaw in its appearance. Most people were mesmerized by the beauty of his heart.
However, there came an Old man from the crowd who challenged the young man, “Son, I have got the most beautiful Heart in the world.”
Then the young man asked him to show his heart.
The old man showed his heart to him. “It was very rough, uneven, and had scares all over his heart. Also, the heart was not in shape, appeared as bits and pieces joined together in various colors. There were some rough edges, some parts of the heart were removed and filled with other pieces.”
After looking at the heart of the old man young man started laughing and said, “Are you mad? How this heart is beautiful and flawless? My heart has no flaws and yours is full of scars, and wounds. How can you say that your heart is beautiful.”
The old man replied, “Son, my heart is just as beautiful as yours. The scars you see represent the love I shared with others. I share a piece of heart with others when I share love and in return, I get a piece of heart, which I fix at the place where I had torn a piece!”
The young man was shocked to hear. The old man continued, “Since the pieces of heart I shared were neither equal nor in the same shape or size, my heart is full of uneven edges and bits and pieces. My heart is not in shape because sometimes I never get the love in return from those I gave it to. So where do you see the real beauty? Your heart looks fresh and fuller with no scars which indicates you never shared love with anybody. Did you?”
After listening to the old man, the young man stood still and was speechless. He walked to the old man, tore a piece of his heart, and gave the piece to the old man.