The Devil's Tool BoxOnce upon a time, “The Devil” decided to organize an exhibition.
The Devil informed people that the tools from the tool box will be displayed with the price tags so that people can buy any of those tools.
On the day of exhibition, people started coming to the venue.
On one stand was the shining dagger of ‘Jealousy’.
Next to the Jealousy was the knife of ‘Anger’.
There was an arrow of ‘Hatred’ and there was ‘Greed’, ‘Want’ and ‘Desire’, all beautifully priced with different prices.
There were also the weapons of Fear, Pride and Hatred.
Each one had been carefully presented and labelled with it's name and corresponding price.
But in a section all its own, quite separate from the rest, was a small, unimpressive, stand of wood, which the Devil had labelled ‘Discouragement’.
Surprisingly, the price of this tool was higher than all the others put together.
When someone asked the reason for the difference and such a high price for the tool ‘Discouragement’, the Devil replied, ‘The reason I value this tool so highly is that it's the one tool I know I can always rely on if the others fail.’
With a smile the Devil said: ‘If I can just insert discouragement into a person’s mind, it opens up the door for every type of negativity.'
'There is nothing quite so deadly as Discouragement.’