there once lived a rich businessman who had a lazy and fun loving son . He wanted him to realize the value of labour .
One day he summoned his son and said :"Today,i want you to go out and earn something falling ,which you won't have you meals tonight ."
The boy was not used to any kind of work .he went crying straight to his mother . her heart melted and she gave him a gold coin
the father asked his son what he had earned ,the son promptly presented him the gold coin . The father then asked him to throw it into a well. The son did as he was told. The father was a man of wisdom he guessed that the gold coin was the boy,s mother .
The next day he sent his wife to her parent's town and asked his son to go and earn something
he went crying on his sister who sympathized with him and gave him a rupee coin out of her own savings .
The father again asked him to throw it in a well . The did it quite readily .Again the father wisdom told him that the rupee coin was not earned by his son
He then sent his daughter to her in law's house . He again asked his son to go out and earn money for dinner that night .there was no one to help him out ,the son was forced to go market in search of work .One of the shopkeepers there told him that he would pay him two rupees if he carried his trunk to his house . The rich man son could not refuse and was drenched in sweat by the time he finished the job .
As he returned home and produced two rupee note before his father and was asked to throw it into the well, the horrified son almost cried out . He could not imagine throwing his hard - earned money like this.He said amid sobbing :" Father ! My entire body is acing and you are asking me to throw the money into the well."
at this time businessman smiled .He told him that one feels the pain only when the fruits of hard labour are wasted. The son had realized the value of hard work .the father handed over the keys of his shop to his son and promised to guide him through the rest of the life .