One day, Plato asked his teacher, “What is love? How can I find it?” .His
teacher answered, “There is a vast wheat field in front.. Walk forward
without turning back, and pick only one stalk. If you find the most
magnificent stalk, then you have found love.” Plato walked forward, and
before long, he returned with empty hands, having picked nothing.

His teacher asked, “Why did you not pick any stalk?” Plato answered,
“Because I could only pick once, and yet I could not turn back. I did find
the most magnificent stalk, but did not know if there were any better ones
ahead, so I did not pick it. As I walked further, the stalks that I saw were
not as good as the earlier one, so! I did not pick any in the end. His
teacher then said, “And that is LOVE.”

On another day, Plato asked his teacher, “What is marriage? How can I find
it?” His teacher answered, “There is a thriving forest in front. Walk
forward without turning back, and chop down only one tree. If you find the
tallest tree, then you have found marriage”. Plato walked forward, and
before long, He returned with a tree. The tree was not bad, and it was not
tall either. It was only an ordinary tree, not the best but just a good
tree. His teacher asked, “Why did you chop down such an ordinary tree?”
Plato answered, “Because of my previous experience. I had walked through the
field, but returned with empty hands. This time, I saw this tree, and I felt
that it was the first good tree that I saw, so I chopped it down and brought
it back. I did not want to miss the opportunity.”

His teacher then said, “And that is MARRIAGE. You see son…Love is the most
beautiful thing to happen to a person, its an opportunity but you don’t
realize its worth when you have it but only when its gone like the field of
stalks. Marriage like the tree you chopped, it’s a compromise; you pick the
first best thing you see and learn to live a happy life with it.”

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