Which is more important or more valuable? Happiness, knowledge, sadness, love, or time? It’s hard to say sometimes. As life tugs us this way and that, sometimes we lose focus on what really matters and it can be very difficult to make sound decisions. We get caught up in everything we have to do every day, and the truth is that we all have a lot going on. Some of us are raising children, and some of us are even doing it alone. Most of us have jobs or businesses to run, and if we don’t have a job, that’s a whole different set of things to worry about. Some of us may think that above all, love is the most important, and that is probably true. However, it’s deeper than that. Enjoy the little fable below.
Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love.
One day it was announced to the feelings that the island was going to sink, so they all need to vacate it as soon as possible. All the feelings prepared their boats and left. Love was the only one who stayed.
Love wanted to stay until it started sinking. When Love was almost sinking, he decided to ask for help.
Wealth was passing by Love in a beautiful boat. Love said, “Wealth, can you take me with you?”
Wealth answered, “No, I can’t.. There are a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you.”
Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by, “Vanity, please help me!”
“I can’t help you Love. You are all wet and can probably damage my boat,” Vanity answered.
Sadness was close by so Love asked for help, “Sadness, let me go with you.”
“Oh..Love, I am so sad that I prefer to go alone!”
Happiness passed by Love too, but she was so happy that she did not hear when Love called her!
Suddenly, there was a voice, “Come Love, I will take you.” It was an elder. 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 asked Knowledge, another elder, the name of the elder who had 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.