The King and his Question

Akbar-Birbal, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Golden Goose and several others inspired us a lot through it’s morals. Likewise The King and his Question is here to bring back the same enthusiasm, curiosity and moral with it.

So here’s the story below !


Once upon a time, a King of Madhupur pondered on a question “What is life ? How can someone describe life as ?“. The king couldn’t find any answer for his question. So he thought of reaching out for an answer from his people.

The King dressed up like a common man and entered into the village market. There he met different kinds of people who shared their views about Life.

A vegetable vendor said “Life is all about managing situations. Like only when you store vegetables properly, it will remain fresh or else it will get spoiled. Similar to that, unless you manage the situations in your life properly, your life will get spoiled.

While a shoemaker said ” Life is like a footwear. It gets torn at any point of time. Your role is to keep on mending it every time when it gets torn“.

A Hindu priest explained ” Life is as divine as God’s temple. Here, worshiping your parents will give you the blessings of happiness“.

A beggar stated “Life is like a hell on earth. People here will disrespect and ill-treat you unless you are wealthy“.

A Goldsmith said “It’s precious like Gold. You need to be very careful with it. A loss of it will be a complete loss“.

Likewise, the King obtained such different interpretations of Life from people. He understood that everyone was giving their views as per their knowledge. But the King wanted one single meaning that can describe Life as a whole. So he approached an another person with a hope.

The King entered into a bookstall. Noticing the King who appeared as a customer, the retailer asked the King for his requirement. The King replied, “I don’t need any book instead I need an answer for my question. How can someone describe life as ?“. Perceiving the King’s requirement, the seller took a book from the shelf and placed it before the king along with a pen. He explained,” Dear fellowmen, Life is like a book whose pages are blank and you are the pen. It’s completely up to you how you want to fill these blank pages, either with Happiness or Sorrows, Success or Failures, Love or Hatredness“.

The King felt satisfied. He realized that he got an answer for his question. Thanking the shopkeeper, the King returned to his palace.

The moral of the story – It’s you who write your life. So write it in a best way as you can.

a moral story by Benisha Nadar


The King’s question was an uncommon one which puts everyone into a thought. Life may have various interpretations but the best interpretation of it is in your hands. So write it well. If you found great reading the above short moral story, comment below and let me know your opinion.

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I'm Benisha, a passionate person who accidentally became a writer. Professionally i work as an executive while passionately i play with words which turns out to be a quote/ poem/ story. So find my all works here !

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