The desire for excellence comes from within

NIKHIL MORO forwards a piece of feel-good wisdom


A tourist visiting a temple under construction saw a sculptor making an idol of the Lord. He also noticed a similar idol lying nearby.

Surprised, he asked the sculptor, “Do you need two identical statues of the Lord?”

“No,” said the sculptor without looking up, “We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the very last stage.”

The tourist examined the idol but found no apparent damage. “Where is the damage?” he asked.

“There is a scratch on the nose of the idol,” said the sculptor, still busy with his scalpel.

“Where are you going to install the idol?”

The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar 20 feet high.

The tourist was incredulous. “If the idol is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?”

The sculptor stopped his work, looked up, and smiled. “I will know.”