There once were two brothers who lived in a small town. The twin brothers grew up knowing nothing else but poverty. Their father was an alcoholic and their mother a domestic worker. They grew up with very little.
On their way home one day, their parents were involved in a bus accident and died instantly. The brothers’ condition became even worse. At age seventeen they separated. Years and years later a family member decided to find them for a family reunion.
One of the brothers was a wealthy engineer owning a construction company. He had a wife and three beautiful kids. The other was an alcoholic with no sense of direction for his life.
“What did you expect with a childhood like mine?” he answered.She moved on to the other brother with the same question.
“What did you expect with a childhood like mine?” was his answer.
Moral: We are not disturbed by the things that happened but by our perception of the things that happened.