The golden coin

Long time ago, there was a king who had an adult boy, the prince. The wise king was so generous with his son and used to give him each day a golden coin.
Again, everyday the son used to take the coin and stand on his balcony and look down at the poor people then with a gesture of his hands he would sway the coin far away and laughing at people fighting to catch it!
Time passed by and the prince reached an age where his wisdom should have been developed, however the king was not satisfied by his son’s actions, so he declared: “Son, I want you out of my palace, out without anything, you may not return here nor shall I recognize you as my son, you are welcome back anytime you can earn a golden coin and bring it to me!”
So the prince set off with no money or cloth, he was like those people who he used to throw the coin at.
The prince witnessed the hard life and how it is not simple earn money. He worked hard day and night, suffered, changed jobs, worked what is not elegant for a prince, and after 6 month of hard work, the prince finally earned what amounts to a golden coin.
It was then when the prince returned to the palace shouting: “Let me in, I am the prince and have a golden coin, let me see the king”. The king was so delighted to see his son, who finally realized the value of hard-work, then the king said to his son proudly: “I may now retire and you can safely take charge of my kingdom”

Origin: Unknown
Heard from: KC

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