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The story of Johnny and Suzie

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Submitted by Sarah (Sweden), Mar 11, 2006 at 18:46

(JustMe, you said: Let me try to help you understand: Johnny and Suzie are playing in the schoolyard one day. Suddenly, naughty little Johnny comes up and shows everybody a mean drawing he made about Suzie. The next thing you know, Suzie has burned down as many schools as she could burn, burned Johnny's house, and killed several innocent bystanders while in her month long fit of rage.)

My reply toJustMe: the real story was slightly different, JustMe. Johnny and Suzie not playing in the schoolyard- they were doing their respective classworks seriously. Suzie and her family believed in something and they loved and respected a figure with all their heart. Johnny- who was not a 'little johnny' but the most mischeivous boy in the school knew about how Suzie and her family loved this person. So Johnny deliberately did something to insult that person who was deeply, deeply close to Suzie's heart. Suzie wanted to meet the head teacher to complain against Johnny. The head teacher refused to meet her. Suzie's family members also wanted to talk to the headteacher. They were also refused. The head teacher issued a statement that what Johnny did, was his right. Suzie waited days after days, months after months but did not get any justice from the teachers (He did not even condemn Johnny's mischiefs). Meanwhile not only Johnny but all his naughty friends started insulting Suzie's by design, just to show Suzie that the headteacher was on their side and that Susie had no power to stop that.

Nows Susie's brothers went to another school and told them about this repeated insults. The boys in thosse school were angry and protested against Johnny's school and asked an apology from them. Johnny's headteacher said he cannot punish Johnny or apologize for the insults Johnny did. Now Susie's friends bursts into protest. Some angry boys torched the cars of the headteacher and his friend. When they were doing so, police came and shot 14 boys dead. Then the headteacher made an appearance before the pupils and regretted the acts of Johnny. Johnny also apologised to Susie and her family. If they would have done that before, they could have saved 14 lives as well as their own properties.

The moral of this story is, naughty Johnny will not do such mischief again, at least in the near future. The headteacher will also take appropriate actions to make Johnny behave. These lessons, unfortunately, have not been learnt through dialogues, discussions, or peaceful means..but through violence and bloodshed !!

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