Prioritizing Comfort or Timely Arrival
Meera and Sahana were studying in the same class. They both had melodious voice. They were sent to many music competitions from the school. They had earned many prices too.
One such day there was a big inter school music competition arranged in the town hall of the city. The participants were supposed to assemble at the town hall directly by 8 AM. Meera and Sahana were also participating. They got ready and met at a bus stop. The town hall was in the centre of the city, many government offices were around the same area , often the buses which were travelling towards that side used to be very crowded.
As both of them were dressed up and were carrying their musical instrument, Meera insisted that they should wait for a bus which had seats for them to sit comfortably. But ,Sahana said that if they waited for such a bus, they could get late for the competition. They both had a small argument on the same. For Meera, getting there comfortably was important, For Sahana reaching there on time was. As Meera was persistent, Sahana agreed.
But as the time passed, the buses got busier. It would take at least 40 minutes for them to reach. It had been 20 minutes already they were waiting in the bus stop. .Now Meera also slightly got worried. They got a call from their teacher asking where they were. Knowing the status, the teacher asked them to take a cab as it was getting late. She also told that they should not have waited for an empty bus. Finally, they took a cab and reached the place just on time.
Moral of the Short Story:
Priorities! We should set out priorities according to the situations. When we have a goal to reach in a stipulated time, our effort and time should be in the same direction of the goal.
Prioritizing What is good for the team:
Seema, Susan and Garisht were working for a science project. They were studying in class 5 in the same school. Their class teacher had put 3 students each in a group for an annual science festival.
Garisht and Seema were best friends. They did not like Susan. So, they never considered Susan’s suggestions. But Susan was serious about the project. She was doing it with a lot interest. Garisht and Seema ganged up and gave her all the work and they themselves did nothing
On the D- day, Susan came to school with a grand model. It was looking great. Garisht and Seema stood before the model and side-lined Susan as if they had done it. When the judges came to their table and asked them to explain, they both blabbered! The judges were really impressed seeing the model, but surprised to hear no explanation from the students. The teachers were looking at both of them angrily. But then Susan who was standing a little away, intervened. She greeted the judges and explained to them every bit of it with illustration. The judges were very impressed and also everyone were clear that she had prepared the model. The teachers and parents who had come to visit, everyone appreciated Susan. Their project got a price as well. Garisht and Seema, were ashamed of what they did and asked Susan to keep the trophy for herself!
Moral of the short story:
It is important to prioritise knowledge and skill over personal friendships in a project.
These kids short stories can be used to teach kids how to prioritise what is important. In the first story, it is about being on time for an important event and in the second story it is about how we must put our personal differences aside for the good of a project. At Ekdali, value education is a very important part of our 3c framework. Take a look at some of our products that will help you teach kids behaviour rules
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Smitha Prasad is a budding writer who writes articles and short stories for kids. She believes that childhood is the right age to inculcate the right values in kids. It helps them to develop into confident adults. She designs and runs a kid’s magazine called A LITTLE MORE-An Engaging booklet, through which she tries to reach kids that helps kids stay away from screen, build conversations and build the right mindset in kids