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Unformatted text preview: said, "The last straw which broke the camel's back!" If you think about it, you will realise that the belt was quite innocent, for it was not the belt that broke the camel's back. Rather, the back was broken due to the heavy overall load that was placed on it, which it tried to withstand with patience until it could stand it no longer. The miniscule weight of the belt then finally broke its back. The same goes for the woman who was divorced by her husband. I can say for certain that the reason was not just the fact that she refused to visit his sister. Rather, it was a number of things including refusing to fulfil his requests and his wishes, the lack of love between the two, her arrogance and the lack of respect she had for his views. She continued to withdraw from her emotional bank account without depositing anything. She continued to hurt him without healing his wounds. He continued 512 The emotional bank balance 79 to bear her with patience, until this incident happened which broke the camel's back. If she were to have contributed to her emotional bank account on a regular basis by meeting him nicely, spoiling him a little, making herself beloved to him, joking and being light-hearted with him, taking care of his food and clothes and respecting his views, she would have had a huge emotional bank balance. She would have been a millionaire in his heart. Consequently, it would not have mattered much if her emotional bank balance decreased slightly because her wrong actions would have disappeared in the sea of her virtues. You can say the same about a troublemaking student who has made one mistake due to which his teacher become very angry and perhaps hit him, or threw him out of the classroom. Then the student may complain, "Such-and-such a colleague of mine does things much worse than me, yet he isn't punished! As for me, then I didn't do anything, except that I made a joke without permission." He doesn't realise that the joke was the last straw which...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course REL 101 taught by Professor Professorsunni during the Spring '12 term at N.C. State.
- Spring '12