Wisdom is mightier than power

I was told the story of a very powerful man who once lived in front of our house.

The man was very huge and he had muscles. He does exercise and lifts the heavy weights outside his house every morning. Childrens in the street calls him the Big man.

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The man was always proud of his fitness. Other men in the street dare not correct/challenge him for doing something wrong, because they know what the outcome would be. A lot of people fear him in the street, they give him a lot of respect because they know if they pass their boundary, he would destroy their faces.

One day, a man who came to visit one of the neighbors in the street challenged the big man due to what he has heard about his pride and arrogance. He then told the big man that all his power is nothing compared to what he is capable of. The big man laughed and laughed because this man that challenged him had no muscle.

They challenged each other to carry ten (10) bags of cement each from one end of the street to the otherl end. Our street was one of the longest. It is over 200m long. They placed a bet on it, that anybody that wins (takes all the cement to the other end of the street) takes all the money.


They called some people out to witness their bet. They ordered 20 bags of cement, 10 for the big man and 10 for the other man. They started the challenge, Immediately they started, the big guy carried two cements, one on the left shoulder and the other on the right shoulder. He started moving fast with 50kg cement on both shoulders

The other man couldn't even lift a cement, not to talk of carrying it a long distance. To show that wisdom is mightier than power, the man called a tricycle and loaded it with the 10 cements, and drove it to the end of the street.

He got there, offloaded the cement, and paid the driver. A minute later, the big man showed, sweating with the two cements on his shoulder. When he saw the man at the finish line already, he was shocked and didn't know when the two cements he was carrying fell and scattered.

What's all this? How come? This is a cheat!! "The big man shouted angrily".

By that time, a lot of people have gathered around them. The witnesses of the challenge came and gave the money to the winner.

This is cheating, "the big man shouted angrily".

It's not by power "the winner replied". In our agreement which a lot of people witnessed, we said the first person to take the cements to the other side of the street. We never said with the use of shoulder or without the use of vehicle, did we?

No!!!!!!!!! "the witnesses replied"


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The big man became ashamed as the people of the street mocked him. He never expected what happened. It is the shame that made him move out of the street a week later.

Wisdom is mightier than power

Thanks for reading ❤️



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Cheating!!! Tt was really like... a trick, he says ''carry'' not move, carrying is made by hands (mostly), and I don't consider that a very wise move, if I were in the strong man's place, I would probably start a fight as well ahahahahha 😁😁

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Haha 😂😂. Nice Point of view. The strong man was just mighty and couldn't butress his point that he was cheated.

I would probably start a fight as well ahahahahha 😁😁

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Hello @herbae, This story has a good message but presents a bit of a challenge for our curation team. We only curate original stories, stories that come directly from your imagination. This story was 'retold' to you so technically does not qualify. However, we have curated the story modestly because you probably did not understand the distinction. In the future we are sure you will.

Please keep writing :)

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Thank you so much, I will not make this same mistake again.

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