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Anger Management Story: Nail in the fence


Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence (Most importantly the last sentence)

There was a little boy who had a bad temper


His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that

every time he lost his temper

he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence

The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence

Hammering Nails

Over the next few weeks,

as he learned to control his anger,

the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down.

He discovered it was easier to hold his temper

then to

drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all.

he told his father about it and the father suggested that the

boy now pull out one nail for each day

that he was able to hold his temper.

pull out nails

The days passed and the young boy was finally

able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.

The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence

He said

You have done well, my son,

but look at the holes in the fence.

The fence will never be the same.

When you say things in anger,

they leave a scar just like this one.

You can put a knife in a man and draw it out.

It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry

The wounds is still there.

A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.

Friends are very rare jewels indeed.


They make you smile and encourage you to succeed.

They lend an ear, they share words of praise

They always want to open their hearts to us.

So, lets make circle of friends

stop getting angry and stop hurting each other.

enjoy the life with full of happy friends and family

circile of friends

Lastly, please forgive me my dear friend and family

if i have ever left a hole….

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Author: sakinshrestha

Hello. My name is Sakin Shrestha, and I am a technology entrepreneur from Nepal. I am passionate about helping this sector grow, for many reasons. The technology sector creates jobs for many young Nepalis who would otherwise migrate to foreign countries. It lets Nepali professionals develop skills for a fast-changing global workplace, and compete at a high level with anyone, anywhere in the world. If it grows, it will provide a viable career option for many young Nepalis, and help us reap the benefits of a global economy.

5 thoughts on “Anger Management Story: Nail in the fence

  1. I WAS contemplating posting this great forward I received in email, on my blog. You’ve done a “bang-up” job with the images 🙂 Good stuff!

  2. What a good little story, I think this will work great with kids. Do you know the source? Is it okay to use this in my anger management course with kids and adults in Birmingham UK?

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