Wandering here and there, a great dog found himself in a room whose walls were covered with huge mirrors.
He thought he was surrounded by dogs. He was furious, began to grin and growl. All the dogs on the mirror walls naturally did the same, showing their menacing fangs.
The dog began to spin like crazy around itself to defend itself against attackers and lunged at one of the alleged attackers.
He finally fell to the floor, exhausted and bleeding as a result of a terrible collision with the mirror.
If he had wagged his friendships even once, all the dogs in the mirrors would answer him the same. And it would be a joyful meeting.
Man always finds what he wants to find.
There was once a man who was sitting on the edge of an oasis at the entrance to a certain city in the Middle East. A young man approached him and asked: »I have never been in these parts. What are the inhabitants of this city like? » The old man answered him with a question: “And what were the inhabitants of the city where you come from?”
»Selfish and evil. That’s why I gladly left ».
“These are also the inhabitants of this city,” answered the old man.
Shortly afterwards another young man approached the man and asked a similar question. ŤI just arrived in this country. What are the inhabitants of this city like? ” The old man answered with the same question again: “And what were the inhabitants of the city where you come from?”
»They were good, noble, hospitable and honest. I had many friends and it was difficult to leave them. “
“Also the inhabitants of this city are so,” answered the old man.
The merchant who brought his camels to the waterhole heard these conversations and when the second young man left, he turned to the old man reproachfully: “How can you give two completely different answers to the same question posed by two people?” «My son, answered the old man, everyone carries their world in their hearts. Whoever has not found anything good in the past will not find anything good here. However, those who had friends in another city will also find loyal and loyal friends here. People are as we find them. “