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Top 5 Short Stories For Students

1. The Bamboo Tree

Boy And The Bamboo Tree

This Is An Inspirational Story For Students Who Lose Their Hope. It Is The Story Of A Boy Who Lost His Path And His Entire Hop Towards Its Goal. Now Let’s Start Our Story.

There Was A Student. He Had A Bad Habit That He Always Compares His Life, All His Achievements With Others Because Of Which He Got Frustrated With His Own Life. As Soon As He Completed His Education Some Of His Friends Move Out To Different Regions For Their Higher Study While Someone Set’s Himself In His Father’s Business, Someone Got A Nice Job In A Corporate Company, But His Expectations, His Hopes Can’t Be Fulfilled With His Job. He Didn’t Get That Job.

His Career Could Not Start As He Didn’t Get His Dream Job. So, He Was Worried About It.

Despite All His Hard Work And Efforts All The Things That He Learned He Feel That All Are Now Useless For HIm. He Feels Like Life Defeated Him. The Financial Situation Of His House Was Also Not Good.

He Asking Himself Why Is This Happening Only With Him. He Could Not Even Get A Good Job.

He Was Angry Inside, He Was Frustrated, Now He Started Hating Himself.

One Day He Went Towards The Forest And Sit Beside A Tree And Cursing Himself, There He Met A Hermit.

The Depressed Boy Shared His Failure With The Hermit. He Said – “I Didn’t Have Any Purpose To Live, I Think It Should Be Better If I Die. Give Me One Reason Not To Quit.”

The Hermit Point Towards Two Plants And Said – “Look, Do You See That Fern And The Bamboo Tree ?

The Boy Said – “Yes, I Am.”

The Hermit Said – “I Planted Both The Fern And The Bamboo Seeds At The Same Date, And I Took Care Of Both The Plants. I Gave Equal Water, Sun Light, And Fertilizer To Both The Plants, But The Fern Seed Grew Up Quickly In A Short Period Of Time, But Despite The Bamboo, Seeds Would Not.”

Now The Boy Start Listening To The Hermit Constantly. The Hermit Continue His Talk – “I Watered And Fertilized The Bamboo Seeds For Years, It Did Not Grow Outwardly, Not An Single Inch. In Fact, Nothing Happened In The First Year.

There Was No Sign Of Growth, But I Didn’t Give Up On The Bamboo Tree. I Seat And Continue To Water And Nourishing It. Finally, On The Fifth Year, A Tiny Sprout Emerged From The Earth, And Within Six Months The Tree Grew 100 Feet Tall, It Exploded Out Of The Ground.”

Now, I Have A Question For You The Hermit Ask Him – “Did The Bamboo Tree Lie Dormant For Four Years Only To Grow Exponentially In The Fifth Year ?”

The Boy Baffled By The Question And Kept Quiet. Then The Hermit Said – “Well, The Answer Is Quite Obvious. The Bamboo Tree Was Growing Underground. It Develops His Root, And Make It Strong Enough To Support Its Potential For Outward Growth In The Fifth Year, And If The Tree Did Not Develop The Strong Foundation. It Would Not Have Maintained Its Life As It Grew.”

So, All This Time That You Struggling. You Were Growing Strong Roots Remarked The Hermit.

The Boy Learned His Lesson That Day. The Boy Now Understand The Value Of Persistence And Hard Work. Now, The Boy Returned To Home With New Hope And Continue To Work On His Dreams.

Moral Of The Story

I Hope This Story Tells You Something. If You Keep Struggling And Work Hard, But You Can’t See Any Results, Then It Doesn’t Mean That You Are Not Improving.

Inwardly You Are Starting To Develop The Mindset And Foundation To Become Successful Or To Achieve Your Dreams Because Without The Strong Foundation And The Strong Root System You Won’t Be Able To Grow As Much As You Want.

So, Be Patient And Never Lose Hope.


2. The Raven

The Raven

Our Story Begins From A Forest Where A Raven Lived Happily And Was Enjoying With His Own Life, But One Day He Saw A Beautiful Swan On The Nearby River, He Thought It Was So… White, & I Was Black, This Must Be The Happiest Bird In The World.

So, He Flew Over There To The Swan And Expressed His Feelings For Which Swan Replied – “I Felt Like The Happiest Bird Until I Saw A Parrot Of Two Colors. Now I Think The Parrot Is The Happiest Bird In The Creation.”

So The Raven Flew Over To The Parrot The Parrot Explained to Him Everything. After Listening To Raven Parrot Says – “I Lived A Perfectly Happy Life Until I Saw A Peacock. I Have Only Two Colors But The Peacock Has Dozens Of Colors If You Ask Me Then I Think That The Peacock Is The Most Happiest Bird In The World.”

After Listen That Now The Raven Flew Around Looking For A Peacock But He Couldn’t Find Any But One Day By Chance While Flying Over A Zoo He Saw A Peacock In His Cage. So, He Flew Over There Immediately And Saw That Hundreds Of People Had Gathered To See Him.

After The People Had Left The Raven Went To The Peacock And Told Him – “Dear Peacock, You Are Very Beautiful. Every Day, Thousands Of People Come To See You, And When People See Me, They Immediately Drive Me Away. I Think You Must Be The Happiest Bird On The Planet, But Because Of My Beauty, I Am Caught And Trapped In This Zoo.

Now, I Have Examined The Zoo Very Carefully And I Have Realised That You The Raven Are The Only Bird That Is Not Kept In A Cage. Over The Last Few Days, I Have Been Thinking That If I Were A Raven, I Could Happily Roam Everywhere As You Are.”

Moral Of The Story

Like The Raven, We Make Unnecessary Comparisons With Others And Become Sad Therefore We Don’t Value The Things God Has Given To Us And Which Leads To A Vicious Cycle Of Unhappiness. Instead Of Comparing Yourself With Others, You Should Learn To Be Happy In What You Have Rather Than Looking At What You Don’t Have.

There Will Always Be One Who Has More Or Less Than Yours.

A Person Who Is Satisfied With What He Or She Has Is The Most Happiest Person In The World, And Always Remember That It Doesn’t Matter If You Have All Beauty Is In This World, But If That Beauty Keeps You Trapped, It Will Not Make You Happy.


3. Ugly Duckling

Story Of The Ugly Bird

Our Story Starts From A Farm Where A Mother Duck Laying Her Eggs. After Some Days, All The Duckling Hatched Out From The Eggs. Mother Duck Notices That Among All The Ducklings There Is One Duckling That Is Different From Others, Which Is Quite Large And Looks Ugly. The Duck Doesn’t Look Like His Brother And Sisters.

The Other Ducks Of The Farm Started To Bully And Make Fun Of The Ugly Duckling After Some Days Things Started Become Worse For The Ugly Duckling. Now The Ugly Duckling Started To Hide From Others, Even His Brothers And Sisters Were Rude To Him. The Mother Duck Feel Very Sad By Seeing Everything.

The Other Ducks Are Treated Him Badly So One Day The Ugly Duckling Flew Over The Farmyard And Go Away From There He Found A Large Moorland & Decided To Spend The Night There. On The Next Morning, The Ugly Duckling Woke Up And Saw A Flock Of Wild Ducks.

The Ugly Duckling Decided To Stayed There For Few Days. Now No One Bullied Him Or Hurt Him Because Of His Looks But he Felt Lonely There. One Morning, Some Bird Hunter Came There Is Started To Hunt The Birds. The Ugly Duckling Heard The Noise And He Finally Escaped From The Moor As Fast As Possible, He Could.

Now The Duckling Land Over A Cottage Which Belongs To An Old Lady. The Lady Was So Kind So She Gives The Ugly Duckling Shelter There With Her Other Small Pets. Now The Ugly Duckling Is Left With An Old Woman In Her Cottage. But Here Also, The Other Pets Made His Life So Miserable That The Ugly Duckling Continued To Be Lonely Again. He Always Looked At The Small Pond Outside The Cottage. The Ugly Duckling Felt Very Sad, Wondering What To Do.

One Night, The Duckling Quietly Crept Out Of The Cottage, Leave The Place & Went In Search For A New Home For Him. Soon The Duckling Found A Beautiful Lake Where The Duckling Could Swim And Dive Freely But Here Too The Other Animals Did Not Want To Be Friend With The Ugly Duckling. His Life Continued In The Miserable Way Soon, The Season Changed. From Autumn To Winter Followed.

Finally, It Was The Spring Season Now. The Plants Around The Lake Started To Sprouting. Because Of This, The Duckling Was So Happy. It Was Becoming Warm Again. Suddenly, Ugly Duckling Again Saw The Same Beautiful Birds That He Had Seen At The Start Of Spring Last Time, By Seeing Them He Quickly Ran And Hid Behind A Bush. Ugly Duckling Went To A Quiet Spot Of The Lake Where Nobody Could See Him. He Was Again Feel Very Sad, And Big Fat Tears Rolled Down His Face.

Suddenly, The Duckling Saw His Own Reflection In The Lake, And He Couldn’t Believe His Eyes. He Staring At Him In The Clear Water His Own Reflection Now No Longer A Dark, Grey Bird, Ugly And Repulsive To Look. Instead, He Had Now Turned Into A Graceful And Beautiful Swan.

The Ugly Duckling Had Transformed Into A Beautiful Swan Or You Can Say That To His True Form. All The Other Swans Came To Greet The Newcomer There. Finally, The Ugly Little Thing Was Accepted And Loved By His New Friends, To Whom He Belongs.

A Family With Two Children Came To See The Swans. Swan Did Not Know How To Respond To Such Praise. He Was Shy And Tried To Hide His Face. After He Was Bullied, He Could Not Believe That He Was Appreciated And Accepted, But In Fact, He Was Called Beautiful.

Moral Of The Story

People Always Affried Of The Things Which Are Different From Them Or The Things They Don’t Understand But You Are Always Accepted By Them Who Are Alike You, Or The People Who Understand You.

Last But Not Least Never Ever Judge Someone By His Look. They Always Not Like What They Seem To Be So Be Careful Before You Judge Someone.


4. Struggle Of The Butterfly

Struggle Of Butterfly

One Day, A Young Man Was Walking In His Garden While Walking Around He Saw A Butterfly Cocoon On A Leaf. He was Delighted By The Amazing Transformation Of Nature, Now He Sat And Watched The Butterfly For Several Hours, While She Struggled To Push Her Body Through The Small Hole Of Her Cocoon.

After Sometime, The Butterfly Seemed To Stop Progressing. It Was So Hard To Get Out ! It Seems Like She Can’t Break Free ! It Looked Desperate! The Young Man Seemed To Get As Far As He Could, And He Couldn’t Go Any Further.

The Kindhearted Man Decided To Help The Butterfly. He Took The Scissors And Tweaked The Cocoon To Make The Butterfly A Large Hole. Now The Butterfly Move Out Easily Without Any Struggle. But Unlike The Other Butterflies In His Garden, She Had A Swollen Body With Small And Dry Wings.

The Man Was Happy That He Had Made The Butterfly Leave His Cocoon Without Much Struggle. Now The Young Man Continued To Watch The Butterfly, Expecting That At Any Moment The Wings Would Dry Out, Grow And Expand To Support The Swollen Body, Which Would Contract Over Time.

Unfortunately, Neither His Wings Expanded, Nor His Swollen Body Decreased. The Butterfly Crawled With Wrinkled Wings And A Swollen Body, And She Never Able To Fly All Its Life.

Although, With Good Intentions, Man Prevented The Growth Of The Butterfly. The Continuous Effort Of The Butterfly To Leave Its Cocoon Will Displace A Certain Fluid Stored In His Body In Order To Turn It Into Wings. The Man In A Hurry To Help The Butterfly Did Not Understand That The Limiting Cocoon And Struggle Are The Keys To The Beautiful Body And Wings Of The Butterfly.

Moral Of The Story

Sometimes Struggle And Problems Are Just What We Need To Grow In Our Lives. Like, The Struggle To Get Out Of The Cocoon Gives The Butterfly Beautiful Wings, The Struggle In Our Life Makes Us Stronger And Allows The Wings To Fly.

Our Struggle In Life Develops Our Strengths. Without Struggle, We Never Grow And Never Become Stronger, So We Must Solve Our Problems On Our Own And Not Depend On The Help Of Others.


5. Elephant & The Rope

The Invisible Rope
The Invisible Rope

The Invisible Rope Is A Motivational StoryThe Story Is About The Child ElephantsThe Story Is About How We Are Caught By The Rope We Can’t See And How We Lost Our Strength By Accepting The Failure And Much More Hope You Enjoy The Story.

Once A Man Going Somewhere On His Way He Saw Some Elephants And Stopped By Seeing How The Weak Thin Ropes Tied On Their Lags Can Hold Such Strong & Big Creatures.

Logically, The Strength Of Such Mighty Beings Can Break The Ropes Any Time And Go Away But Why They Didn’t Do That, What Is The Reason Behind It?

The Man Saw An Elephant-Trainer Stand Nearby. He Went To The Trainer And Ask Him Curiously – “Why The Elephants Don’t Try To Break The Rope On Their Legs And Make Themselves Free From It.”

The Trainer Replied – “When The Elephants Are Small And Less Powerful We Tie Them With The Same Rope, At That Age, The Small Ropes Are Enough To Hold Them. When The Elephants Are Grew Up They Already Give Up. They Believed That They Can’t Break It. In Their Mind, They Still Think That The Rope Can Hold Them So, They Don’t Try To Break It Free.”

The Man Was Surprised By The Trainer’s Answer. Those Powerful Animals Can Any Time Free Themselves From The Ropes But The Elephants Believed They Were Incapable Of Doing It. So, They Are Stuck Right Where They Are.

Moral Of The Story

Just Like Those Elephants Many Of Us Go Through. Life Holding On To A Belief That We Cannot Do Something Simply Because We Failed It Once Before. Failure Is A Part Of Learning, We Should Never Give Up Trying Because We Might Be Just An Attempt Away From Achieving Your Goal.


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