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And Let Me be Me ( 1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Franci Hoffman

Founder & Owner of: BrewNSpew

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living Writer


My state of confusion is not an illusion. How would I know, which way to grow? I’m only a tree.

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Out of the Box Thinking (2 min read)

 

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Pradeep Shrivastava

Founder & Owner of: Pradeep Shrivastava

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Blogging, Books, Entertainment, Family & Life, Successful Living Writer and Writing Writer


A long time ago in a small Indian town, a merchant had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to a moneylender.

One evening the moneylender arrived at the merchant’s house, along with two royal guards and a couple of town elders.

“I will forgo all your debt if you marry your daughter to me.” The moneylender proposed to the merchant, who was standing in his garden along with his beautiful teenage daughter.

The merchant looked at his daughter and then turned his attention towards the old and ugly moneylender who fancied his daughter. “But… you are old enough to be her grandfather. How can you even think about marrying her?”

“If you don’t want me to marry your daughter, pay me my money immediately. Or I’ll send you to jail.”

“But, how can I clear your debt so soon. I need more time, maybe a couple of months?”

“As I said, pay me my debt now or I’ll send you to jail.”

After a couple of seconds of silence, the moneylender said. “Okay, I will make things simple for you. I will put a black and a white pebble in an empty moneybag. Your daughter will pick one pebble from that bag. If she picks the black pebble, your daughter will marry me and all your debt will be forgiven.”

“What if she picks the white pebble?” The merchant inquired.

“In that case, she does not have to marry me, unless she wants to, and your debt will still be forgiven.” The moneylender said as scanned the merchant’s daughter from top to bottom. “But if your daughter refuses to pick a pebble from the bag, you’ll be thrown into jail.”

The moneylender bent over and swiftly picked up a couple of pebbles. He slyly put two black pebbles into the moneybag and threw the remaining pebbles back on the ground, but the merchant’s daughter noticed his deceit.

“Pick up a pebble from the bag.” The moneylender said as he extended the moneybag towards the merchant’s daughter.

The girl thought. “If I refuse to pick a pebble, my father will be thrown into jail. If I pick up a pebble, since both of them are black, I will have to marry this pervert. If I expose the moneylender he will surely hurt my father, maybe not today but soon.”

“Come on! Pick up the pebble fast.” The moneylender said in a slightly raised voice.

With a smile on her face, the girl put her hand in the moneybag and drew out a pebble. Without looking at the pebble, she let it fall onto the pebble-strewn path on which they were standing. Making the pebble lost among the innumerable other pebbles.

“Oh God,” The girl said. “How clumsy of me, but if you look into the bag for the one that is left you will be able to tell which color pebble I picked.”

The moneylender knew that he had been outplayed in his own game and stood still for a couple of seconds.

“Go ahead, take out the stone from the moneybag and show us all.” One of the town elders said and the others nodded in agreement.”

The moneylender took out the black pebble from the money bag and showed it to everyone.

Even the most complex problems in life do have a solution, but sometimes we have to think in a different way to tackle them.


Article Credits: Pradeep Shrivastava

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

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Donald Trump: Turn to the Dark Side, I will Not… (2 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Chuck Edmonson

Founder & Owner of: You Should Write a Book…

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Business, Family & Life and Photography Writer


One of my son’s friends wore a “Make America Great Again” cap to a sporting event we all recently attended together and it really caught me off guard. Other than the yard signs of crazy, misinformed strangers (and my Father-In-Law…), this was the first time I had literally come face-to-face with “the enemy.” This stirred up a whole pot of turmoil and conflict in my head.

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The Year’s New – What’s Old? (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Ashley Ford-McAllister

Founder & Owner of: Negative is Also a Charge

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Business and Successful Living Writer


Let’s finally admit, once and for all, that no one keeps New Year’s resolutions. (Well, okay, maybe a handful of perfectionists, and a couple of motivated-by-the-possibility-of-imminent-death types. But no ordinary people.)

Continue reading The Year’s New – What’s Old? (2 min read)

5 Rules for a Happier Relationships (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Nina Medina

Founder & Owner of: The Happy Life 101

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living Writer


“We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.”- John Lennon

Continue reading 5 Rules for a Happier Relationships (1 min read)

Write Where It Hurts (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Aui V.

Founder & Owner of: Aui’s Den

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Editor and Author of The Booze Stole My Son: Don’t Let It Steal Yours


When I lost my son three years ago, the excruciating agony shooting through my body was the worst I’ve ever known.  It was hurting like hell. No amount of human power could ease the unbearable pain I had gone through. I almost lost all the capability to feel and to think. The writing was the only task I can manage that does not require anything I can’t. I’ve known it since young. Writing when life was difficult had been my way of life and an automatic thing for me.

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10 Quotes by Chanakaya (1 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Pradeep Shrivastava

Founder & Owner of: Pradeep Shrivastava

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Blogging, Books, Entertainment, Family & Life, Successful Living Writer and Writing Writer


Chanakya was an Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor.

Born: 371 BC India

Died: 283 BC Pataliputra, India

Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.

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3 Easy Ways To Stay Motivated (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Baran Wannamaker

Founder & Owner of: Bearbody Living

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Health & Fitness and Successful Living Writer


“If you always stay ready, you won’t ever need to get ready.”

Being motivated to reach your goals 24/7 can be difficult at times, I know. Every journey will have its moments of high performance and inspiration but that doesn’t come without its times of confusion and grief. It’s human nature for these components to fluctuate throughout your life and you should know that there are many ways to help give you an extra boost of motivation to remind you why you’re doing what you are. Here are my go-to ways to stay motivated!

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3 Steps to a Happier You (3 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Rebecca Dolman

Founder & Owner of: Rebecca

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Beauty, Lifestyle and Successful Living Writer


We all have those days where we just can ‘t be bothered, or we feel down but don’t quite know why. It’s totally natural and we all go through it. Here are some tips to beat the down in the dumps slump, and get back to feeling happy and full of life!

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Just Not Enough (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Mehar Malhotra

Founder & Owner of: Radiant Thoughts

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life Writer


She’s just not enough.
She’s that spot on which the feet resides on the sandy beach and the waves return without touching the feet.

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