Arrogant Cloud

 
Contributed by : Shina Utavani   
Arrogant Cloud

This is a story of cloud, mountain and wind.

Moral(s) of the story: arrogance

Once, there was a young cloud named ‘Cloudy’. He was very mischievous and used to cause troubles for everyone. One day, Cloudy took a lot of water from the old sea. The old sea felt that it was important to give him a lesson. So, he said, “Please do not cause trouble to people and give water to people who are craving for it. Do not disappoint them. Your real purpose is to satisfy the thirst.”

Cloudy ignored the sea and drifted away. He continued causing trouble for everyone. He floated in the sky and dropped wherever he wanted. The people of the village waited for the cloud to shower rain but he did not. He ignored the thirst of the villagers and drifted away arrogantly.

Then the Cloudy went to a filed. The farmers saw the cloud and were very happy. They thought the cloud will surely shower rain. But the cloud thought, “I am not their servant and I don’t care about their crops.” Cloudy made a rude face and moved on. Seeing the cloud moving away, the farmers were very sad and they blamed the wind for it.

The Wind felt very bad and scolded Cloudy. He said, “Cloudy, I am being blamed for your mistakes. Why you are not showering the rain? You are disappointing everyone.” Cloudy rudely said, “Mind your own business, Wind. I will do whatever I want.” The Wind then said, “Do not be so arrogant, Cloudy. People will be grateful if you shower rain in a place where it is needed.” With this Wind went away, hoping Cloudy would understand.

But Cloudy did not pay much attention to the Wind and continued doing what he wanted. He found an old potter who was making mud pots. He poured rain all over him. All the pots made by the potter were damaged and all his efforts were wasted. Cloudy enjoyed seeing the old potter cry. Wind noticed this and felt very bad for the potter. Cloudy enjoyed it and decided to do more such things. He showered rain above a lawn where a marriage reception was being held. The cloud enjoyed seeing the people in trouble. He then drifted ahead looking for more places to cause trouble.

The wind decided to do something. He went to his old friend, Mountain and asked for help. They made a plan. When the Cloudy was showering rain above a clothesline full of dry clothes, the wind said, “Cloudy cloud, I have a special request. I hope you will listen.” Cloudy stopped and turned around and asked arrogantly, “What is it?”

The wind said, “Please do not go to the Tall Mountain. He has a high fever and a bad cold. Do not make him wet.” The Cloudy did exactly what wind thought he would do. Cloudy drifted towards the tall mountain and decided to shower raindrops above him. Cloudy did not know how high and strong the tall mountain was. He rushed towards the tall mountain’s peak. He collided with the mountain badly. All the water Cloudy had splashed out in the form of heavy rain. He began to break into small pieces. Cloudy cried and asked for help. He said, “I do not want to disappear. Please, help me.”

“This is what happens to those who cause trouble and harm to others”, said the mountain. Cloudy cloud realized its mistake and said, “I wish I had been a good cloud.” He then disappeared completely.


Moral:

Arrogance diminishes wisdom and possible opportunities for growth.




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