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Once upon a time there was a painter who had just completed his course. He took 3 days and painted beautiful scenery. He wanted people's opinion about his caliber and painting skills.

He put his creation at a busy street-crossing. And just down below aboard which read -"I have painted this piece. Since I'm new to this profession I might have committed some mistakes in my strokes etc. Please put a cross wherever you see a mistake."

While he came back in the evening to collect his painting he was completely shattered to see that whole canvass was filled with Xs(crosses) and some people had even written their comments on the painting.

Disheartened and broken completely he ran to his master's place and burst into tears.
This young artist was breathing heavily and master heard him saying"I'm useless and if this is what I have learnt to paint I'm not worth becoming a painter. People have rejected me completely. I feel like dying"

Master smiled and suggested "My Son, I will prove that you are a greatartist and have learnt a flawless painting. Do as I say without questioning it. It WILL work."

Young artist reluctantly agreed and two days later early morning he presented a replica of his earlier painting to his master. Master took that gracefully and smiled.

"Come with me." master said.

They reached the same street-square early morning and displayed the same painting exactly at the same place. Now master took out another board which read -"Gentlemen, I have painted this piece. Since I'm new to this profession I might have committed some mistakes in my strokes etc. I have put a box with colors and brushes just below. Please do a favor. If you see a mistake, kindly pick up the brush and correct it."

Master and disciple walked back home.

They both visited the place same evening. Young painter was surprised to see that actually there was not a single correction done so far. Next day again they visited and found painting remained untouched. They say the painting was kept there for a month for no correction came in!

Moral of the story :

It is easier to criticize, but DIFFICULT TO IMPROVE!
So don't get carried away or judge yourself by someone elseís criticism and feel depressed...

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You deserve better now.
No matter how bad it hurts or how bad you feel, itís time to stop thinking about that person who played with your feelings, who took your love for granted, who never appreciated your care, who wasnít contented with what you could give him or her. You canít stay at that hurtful place anymore. You canít keep shedding tears over someone who doesnít deserve the love you gave. You canít keep feeling sorry for yourself and thinking if only you did more. You canít make them want the relationship because if they wanted they wouldnít have let go of you.
You deserve better now. You deserve someone who appreciates you and who wonít play with your delicate heart.. Just like a cut on your hand will take time to heal, your broken heart needs time to heal as well. Thatís not the end of your life. You will get over that pain youíre having right now and one day youíll be happy again.
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