Story about happiness: The parable of love and time

2 min readJul 27, 2020

Once upon a time, there was a secluded island where all the feelings lived. Happiness, Sadness, Anger, Trust, the rest of the feelings, and all others that accompany feelings, including Love and Time. As long as they lived everyone in the world was able to have them. But then one day it was announced that the island was going to sink, so they all had to vacate the island as soon as possible or die, and with their deaths, everyone in the world would lose them forever. All the feelings and company quickly began to prepare their boats to leave as soon as possible. Love was the only one who decided to stay until the island would start to sink.

But when the moment came and Love wanted to leave it found itself without a boat. Someone else must have taken it. Love started to worry and then suddenly it saw Wealth. As Wealth was passing by in its most beautiful boat Love said, “Wealth, can you take me with you?” Wealth answered, “No, I can’t. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat and sadly there is no place here for you.” Next Love saw Vanity who was also passing by, “Vanity, please help me!” pleaded Love. “I can’t help you, Love. You are all wet and would damage my boat if I take you in,” Vanity answered. Sadness was close by so Love asked for help, “Sadness, let me go with you.” Sadness unwillingly responded, “Oh..Love, I am so sad that I prefer to go alone!”

Happiness passed by Love too, but she was so happy and cheerful that she did not hear when Love called her! Love was in disbelief. It was doomed to go down with the island, but then suddenly there was an elderly voice, “Come, Love, I will take you.” Love became so happy that he even forgot to ask the elder her name. When they arrived at dry land, the elder went on her own way. Love came across Knowledge and asked him if he knew who was the elder that helped him. “It was Time,” answered Knowledge. “Time? But why did Time help me?” asked Love. “Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is,” answered Knowledge. Love and Time became inseparable, even though many people forget about the importance of them together and ignore one when taking care of the other.

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