Once upon a time, a Chinese student once went to his teacher.

He asked his teacher a question: “Sir, is there any good in talking a lot?”

The teacher replied: “Toads and frogs croak night and day, but no one pays any attention to them. But the cock crows at a certain time of night and wakes up everyone.”

Silence is Golden [Illustration by Sudheer Nath]
Silence is Golden [Illustration by Sudheer Nath]

The teacher smiled at his student and said, “This proves that no good is achieved by talking a lot. What is important is to say the right thing at the right time.”

98 words | 0 minutes
Readability: Grade 4 (9-10 year old children)
Based on Flesch–Kincaid readability scores

Filed under: folktales
Tags: #student

You may also be interested in these:
Learning to Act
Schools of Failed Teachers and Students
Protest Without Clothes
The Unknown Soldier