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The strength of group work

Once a US president went out to see the situation of the city. Somewhere a group of soldiers was trying to lift a large branch of a tree from their way.

The Corporal was standing by their side instructing them to work harder, but they were unable to move it.

A stranger was riding on his horse and he observed what was going on. He said to the Corporal – “if you help them they will be able to move it. Why don’t you help them? ”

The Corporal replied – “That is not my job, I am the Corporal. It is their work, they should do it.”

The stranger did not hesitate a moment, immediately he dismounted from his horse, and helped the group of the soldiers to move that log.

This additional strength helped them to move the log. After moving it, the stranger mounted his horse and said to the Corporal – “Next time you need to move some heavy thing and you need a help, call for the Commander-in Chief” and went away his way.

It was then that the men realized that the stranger was none other than George Washington – the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the army.

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Story submitted by Cindy


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  • Srinu October 23, 2013, 3:16 am

    Nicest story I have ever seen.

  • Ashwini Waskar July 4, 2013, 7:46 am

    Very instructive indeed; it was translated and posted in facebook to be seen and read by lots of people who need to know that helping the others shows the good attribute of humility and won’t humiliate anybody.

  • Yunis abayle June 17, 2013, 4:51 am

    Wow! Fantastic indeed. If you walk alone you go fast but if we walk together we go far.

  • Mohamed May 1, 2013, 2:31 pm

    That is what I love about early America now it is opposite……killing killing killing…..

  • Irfan April 10, 2013, 5:39 pm

    Wow… Great will surely share with the Team members ….

  • Shruthi March 27, 2013, 9:14 am

    Nice story. It is awesome.

  • Rita Borg March 20, 2013, 2:20 pm

    Do you know when you help others God will bless you with more strength? Believe me He will. That was a great story.

  • Mujib March 19, 2013, 1:41 pm

    Very good story.

  • Esther March 18, 2013, 7:00 am

    Wow!!!

  • Julianna March 18, 2013, 4:25 am

    An interesting story, this is really what’s happening in our day to day life. People have forgotten what team work is all about.. I’ll share this story with my supervisors…

  • FARHATH March 17, 2013, 11:16 pm

    Nice Thought. “UNITY IS STRENGTH”

  • Keerthi March 17, 2013, 5:59 am

    Damn funny yet touching story.

  • Subhash March 17, 2013, 1:08 am

    It is awesome and really nice, now a day supervisor do not help their team member in critical situation thinking that it is not their job but fact is that if they can put their effort, things can get done quickly…..

  • Faruq March 17, 2013, 12:26 am

    Very instructive indeed; it was translated and posted in facebook to be seen and read by lots of people who need to know that helping the others shows the good attribute of humility and won’t humiliate anybody. Thank you.

  • Rai Debit March 17, 2013, 12:10 am

    Wow, that story wasn’t even in his biography! But nice story though, I salute to you, George Washington and thumbs down to you, unEducated Corporal!

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