Who is truly good among us? The following story will show you the answer.
A doctor, a lawyer, a priest, and a boy were on a private jet on a Sunday afternoon. Suddenly, the aircraft engine broke down. Despite the pilot’s best effort, the aircraft began to lose height. Once there nothing left to do but to evacuate, the pilot grabbed a parachute, yelled at the passengers that they should jump, and bailed out.
Unfortunately, there were only 3 parachutes left.
The doctor grabbed one and said, “I am a doctor, I save lives, so I must live,” and he jumped out.
Then the lawyer said, “I am a lawyer, and lawyers are the smartest people in the world. I deserve to live.” He also grabbed a parachute and jumped.
The priest looked at the young boy and said, “Son, I have lived a long and fruitful life. You are so young and still have a bright future ahead of you. Take the last parachute and lead a meaningful life.”
The boy shook his head, handed the last parachute back to the priest and said, “Please don’t worry about me, Father. The ‘smartest man in the world’ just took off with my backpack.”
Everyone’s life is precious. One’s nobleness is not to be weighed by their occupation, wisdom, or social class. It is their behavior towards others and how they cherish other people’s lives that counts. A person that can stay calm and considerate towards others, even in the face of death, is truly a noble person at heart!