A poor man was in love with a rich man’s daughter. Overcome with his love for the woman, the man proposed to her.
However, the rich woman rejected him and said: “Your monthly salary is equivalent to my daily expenses. How do you expect me to marry someone like you?. I can never love you, so forget about me and get engaged to someone else of your level.”
Despite being rejected so hurtfully, for some reasons, the man could not forget her so easily.
Roughly 10 years later, they ran into each other accidentally in a shopping mall.
She immediately recognized the man and said, “Hey, how are you? I’m married now, and do you know how much my husband’s salary is? $15,700 per month! Can you beat that? And he is also very smart.”
The man, hearing those painful words from the woman of his dreams, held back his tears and said nothing.
Not a few moments passed when the woman’s husband came back to her side.
But before the lady could say a word, her husband saw the man and said, “Sir, you’re here! And you’ve met my wife!”
Then he turned to his wife and said, “This is my boss who runs the $100 million project I’ve been working on!”.
The woman, left flabbergasted by the turn of events, was not able to say anything back.
For a minute, the couple just stared at the man as he walked away.
Having been over her initial shock, the woman asked her husband in disbelief, “That was your boss?”
“Yes, dear. He’s a very humble person but his life is quite a sad story.
They said he once loved a lady but she dumped him because he was just a poor boy back then. Because of that, he worked really hard. And because he’s smart, he became successful. Now he’s a multi millionaire who earns millions of dollars a month. Unfortunately though, he couldn’t move on from that heartbreak and remains unmarried still.”
The husband went on and said, “How lucky would that lady have been if she had married that man?”
The lady looked in total shock and couldn’t utter a word.
Moral of the story:
Life is short. Furthermore, it is just like a mirror – you can only see as much as it reflects.
So don’t be too arrogant or proud by looking down on others because of their current situations. Things and circumstances can change with time, just like the weather.