15 SEC READING: Rebuilding the world

EN ESPANOL AQUI >>> Reconstruir el mundo

A father was trying to read the newspaper, but his little son kept pestering him.
Finally, the father grew tired of this and, tearing a page from the newspaper – one that bore a map of the world – he cut it into several pieces and handed them to his son.

‘Right, now you’ve got something to do. I’ve given you a map of the world and I want to see if you can put it back together correctly.’

He resumed his reading, knowing that the task would keep the child occupied for the rest of the day.
However, a quarter of an hour later, the boy returned with the map.

‘Has your mother been teaching you geography?’ asked his father in astonishment.

‘I don’t even know what that is,’ replied the boy. ‘But there was a photo of a man on the other side of the page, so I put the man back together and found I’d put the world back together too.’

( in “Like a flowing river”)

Comments

  1. anil bhave says:

    Different view and aptitude leads to solve the problem in simple way.
    Thanks once again , dear paulo.

    1. :):):) says:

      now now now…

  2. fatemeh says:

    so funny, l really enjoyed of reading it!

  3. humayun mohsin says:

    There is always a simple solution to every ]problem we face in life.

  4. Juan Paredes says:

    Hola e leido con mucho detenimiento Como el Rio que fluye y el aprendizaje que tuve de el fue sorprendente. Gracias Paulo un fuerte abbrazo desde Cracacas Venezuela

  5. JOELLE says:

    S’il fallait reconstruire l’univers tout déchiré par toutes les sociétés qui y habitent , il faudrait que le papier ne soit pas trop découpé car mille petits morceaux ne seraient pas faciles à reconstituer car s’il manque un minuscule petit bout de journal , il y aura toujours un trou aumilieu . Il faut plus d’un être humain pour aider à reconstruire tout un monde de différentes couleurs et de différentes façons de voir . Il suffirait d’un petit homme pour reconstiuer ou pour joindre la partie manquante afin de reconstituer la Terre . C’est une très jolifable . Merci Paulo.

  6. obed maslow says:

    That was a nice Piece, d child was also creative. We should always b creative

  7. karina says:

    Linda história que já conhecia!
    Com um grande significado para todos aqueles idealistas que sonham em reconstruir o mundo… e que buscam as solucoes que se encontram dentro do próprio homem. A mudanca interior é um processo que visa a transformacao individual e coletiva, que comeca com o auto conhecimento para renascer amor próprio , abrangendo o próximo. Transformando a mim mesma porderei transformar o meu semelhante , a sociedade e o mundo… Poder colocar o homem lado a lado, sem distincao de raca, religiao ou nacionalidade, para conviverem harmoniosamente , devolvendo ao mundo a paz, a uniao e a caridade entre os povos , conscientes que somos seres todos iguais e que da vida ninguém leva nada a nao ser a amizade e a esperanca de deixar um mundo mais justo e mais humano… Que o Espirito Santo de Deus possa tocar o coracao daqueles que necessitam de luz e assim possam iluminar a grande maioria que se encontra na mesma escuridao da ignorância e da pobreza espiritual…

  8. monde says:

    Apart from the initial thought there are two sides to every story, or in this case 2 ways to find a solution, solve the harder problem on the front or the easier problem on the back, and it get you to the same result…another thought comes to mind, if the world, which is “man” (on the newspaper the world and man are on the same page) then therefore when you desire something, all the world (universe) including man, conspires to help you to achieve it. Fellow humans can help you achieve your desires.

  9. Anum says:

    lovely story… thank u so much paulo…. i’m one of ur great fan!!

  10. Agnes says:

    It’s so amazing – this story is just amazing..Thank You for all Your great stories and every single word that makes me,and the world, go round :)

  11. Gloria Lopez Ojeda says:

    reconstruir el mundo…es empezar a corregir nuestra propia vida…primero se empieza en casa, la famiia y la humanidad es la base de la sociedad..