Restless Minds and Imaginary Fears

Here is a funny story I heard on a TV channel recently. The story beautifully depicts how our restless minds work.
Two guys were travelling in a train – one is an elderly person and the other a young chap. Wanting to strike up a conversation, the young chap asked, ‘What is the time sir?’

The elderly man responded: “I know this is how it all starts. As the train chugs along, we will start talking on politics – then start discussions on some stupid films, share breakfast- which will result in more intimacy. That is not all, by the time we are ready to get off the train, we would become extremely close.Then naturally, I would invite you home for a cup of coffee – you would see my daughter……And propose to get married to her”.
After a little pause, there comes the final punch from the elderly person: “Let me tell you upfront that I am NOT going to give my consent to the marriage!”.
Young chap kept his cool all the while but was curious to know why he wouldn’t give his consent to marry his daughter.
Much to the chagrin of the young man, the elderly person replied : “Why should I give my daughter in marriage to a guy who doesn’t even possess a watch?”

Isn’t it a fact that very often our minds are full of imaginary fears based on mere suspicions and assumptions?

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