Second standard teacher started writing tables on the blackboard.
The whole class started laughing as she started writing because the first line was written wrong.
The teacher was waiting patiently till their laughter stopped.
I know, I have written the first line wrong. I wanted to teach an important life lesson on how this world will treat you.
I have written 9 lines correct here. None of you noticed that. But you all noticed the one line which was wrong and started laughing at me.
This is how the world will treat you. Even if you do things correctly for a thousand times, none will notice or praise you.
But when you go wrong even for one time they will notice and start criticising to ridicule you.
But you all should never get discouraged. Instead put your full effort to stand tall and firm in front of those who laughed at you, criticised you, or ridiculed you.
Another translation by my mother Anjana from a tamil forward