The Tale of Two Brothers: Their Thoughts and Their Destinies

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”

– Henry Ford

Once upon a time, there lived a pair of twins from the Pa family. The stronger, smarter, and taller twin was named Tallo, while the other was named Nallo.

When they were little children, their mother once brought home a bag of cookies for them to eat. She placed the bag on a cabinet high up on the wall before leaving for work as she forgot that the two children couldn’t reach it.

Although Tallo was taller and stronger, no matter how hard he jumped, he couldn’t reach the cookies. He stopped trying and thought to himself: “No matter how hard I try, it’s useless. I CAN’T do anything.”

Nallo tried jumping for it too, but he also couldn’t reach it. Thinking of how he can reach the cookies, he saw the dining chair and a broom in their kitchen. He climbed on top of the chair and clumsily used the broom handle to try and reach the cookies. Although he failed a lot at first, after trying for 20 minutes, he eventually got the cookies and shared it with his brother. Nallo thought to himself: “I CAN do anything if I find out how to do it.


As they grew older, Nallo and Tallo both went to the same school in their village. Tallo was smart enough to get good grades, but since he couldn’t get perfect scores, he stopped trying. Nallo had a hard time learning and failed the first few of his tests.
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