You may be acquainted with this, yet I saw this quote in a movie i watched yesterday, Ava. Climate I got interested in it. So, ns read an ext about the quote and also I witnessed some interesting things I choose to share.

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As i read, in the Greek old days, Croesus the King the Lydia obtained a visitor, Solon, that was one Athenian lawmaker. Croesus to be so happy to have actually the wise man in his palace, and he showered him with grace and high-class hospitality. The told his guides to show Solon his royal residence treasures and also beauty because that him to see the marvelous power and the exceptional possessions the he has.


After Solon has spent days in King Croesus palace, Croesus dubbed him and told the he heard that the an excellent wisdom the Solon and the wise works he has actually done. Climate Croesus asked:

Who is the happiest man you have ever before seen?

With every that remained in the royal residence of King Croesus, he felt he would certainly be the person, and also he was waiting for Solon to mention his name. But something happened.

Solon go not hold-up to contact “Tellus the Athenian”

The King that Lydia Croesus was surprised and asked Solon why he decided someone through low life. Then Solon explained how Tellus lived and also has great children and grandchildren and how he passed away a peaceful and also respectable death.

According to Wikipedia,

Tellus... Had both beautiful and good children, and he experienced all his grandchildren native birth and all continuing to be alive... And the end of his life was many brilliant: for as soon as the Athenians had a war against their neighbours in Eleusis, coming to the rescue and making a rout of the opponent he died most beautifully, and also the Athenians had hidden him publicly ideal where the fell and also honoured him greatly.

The King to be surprised around the solution and press on by asking that, that would you pick as the second most happy?

Solon walk not mention the name of the King again. That responded: Argives: Cleobis and also Biton.

They are brothers that took their mom on a heavy ox cart for end 6 miles to the holy place of Hera. When they obtained there, the people celebrated them and also their mom prayed to the god to provide them the greatest blessing. The two brothers slept in the temple and never woke up. Solon watch that as a relaxed death.

King Croesus was perplexed that how have the right to two low lives and also dead human being be happier than he was in his magnificent palace. So, that asked Solon, “what would you contact my happiness”?

Solon defined extensively, however what I would certainly pick is — he told the King. “If he resides to 70 years, that would have actually over 26,000 days based upon the old calendar and also every work would have actually its own meaning in his life. Yesterday is not today and today is not tomorrow. Today may be good for you, but you don’t know what morning holds”.

Further, the said, we can see a male that has good fortune together lucky, but true pleasure should wait it rotates the finish of any type of man, to know if the male ends v the fortune.

So, Solon called the King, I have no answer because that your concern until i know exactly how you end.

Count no male happy till the finish is known.”

The King concluded the Solon to be an idiot and also felt choose how deserve to a male use the finish to judge everything. And also he chose to let him be.

Thought: civilization find truths tough to take.

After some time, King Croesus son died of one accident. And also he made mistakes the end of pride. That tried to defeat the King Cyrus’ Persian Empire, but he failed and also he was caught by the Persian and also was put on a fire vessel. Once the fires began burning and touched his feet, he began shouting the name of Solon.

“Oh Solon! five Solon! five Solon! count no guy happy until the end is known!”

He did no die in this event, but he establish the words of Solon to be true.

There are an ext about this old Greek story, however I will avoid here. This story carried some think in mine mind. It does no matter how you space doing at a allude in life, what problem is how you end.

Colonel Sanders started badly. If we room to contact happiness, he would never be among people come be taken into consideration as a happy man. He live over 60 years prior to he began making a fortune and lived for plenty of years v fortune and also fame.


Work v your time.

There is a popular saying in Africa — “If there is life, over there is hope”. Everyone has actually their time in life. I think the is an important to emphasis on ending well in life than focus on rapid fortune and wealth.

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There is time because that everyone’s luck in life. Beside the fact that us all should work hard, work-related smart, and stay consistent, over there is a time for everyone’s reign. Without mentioning, this uses to many facets of life.