I changed the title of this thread. I can change it back if you wish.Once upon a time there was a painter who had just completed his course under the apprenticeship of a great painter. This young artist decided to assess his skills so he decided to put his best strokes on the canvass. He took three days and painted beautiful scenery. Suddenly an idea flashed in his mind and he decided to display the painting on a busy street-a square of that small town he was resident of. He wanted people's opinions about his painting skills.
He put his creation at a busy street-crossing. And just down below a board which read–
"Gentlemen, I have painted this piece. Since I'm new to this profession I might have committed some mistakes in my strokes etc. Please put a cross wherever you see a mistake."
While he came back in the evening to collect his painting he was completely shattered to see that whole canvass was filled with X's (crosses) and some people had even written their comments on the painting.
Disheartened and broken completely, he ran to his master's place and burst into tears. Sobbing inconsolably, he told his master about what had happened and showed the pathetic state of his creation which was filled with marks everywhere. Such was the state of the painting that colors were not visible. The only things that could be seen were crosses and correction remarks. This young artist was breathing heavily and his master heard him saying "I'm useless and if this is what I have learnt to paint I'm not worth becoming a painter. People have rejected me completely.. I feel like dying"
His master smiled and said "My Son, I will prove that you are a great artist and have painted a flawless painting."
The young disciple couldn't believe it and said "I have lost faith in myself and I don't think I am good enough. Don't give me false hope."
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