Once, a thorn pricked a princess’s sole. So, the king told his Minister to cover the land completely with leather to avoid the recurrence of such incident. Naturally, the minister did not know how to arrange for so much leather to cover the entire land. However, an idea struck his mind. He offered a pair of beautiful leather sandals to the princess.
Moral : There are thorns in the world; but they do not prick those who wear shoes. So change yourself rather than trying to change the world.
– Dr. Vasant Balaji Athavale (year 1990)