There was a lazy fellow who did nothing all day. He just wasted precious time.
One day somebody gave the lazy fellow a pot full of flour. The pot hung from a sling just above his string cot. So now he lay down on the cot and looked up at the pot all day. He started dreaming about how it would change his life.
In his dream the lazy fellow thought, ‘I will sell the pot of flour and buy four chicks. After they grow up they will lay four eggs each day. This means about one hundred and twenty eggs in total! After the eggs are hatched, one hundred and twenty chicks will emerge.Then I will get one thousand and two hundred chicks in ten months! Then the chicks will grow up to become hens and lay eggs again. Then again the eggs will
hatch into thousands more!’
The lazy fellow continued to talk to himself in his dream. ‘Next I will sell the chicks and buy horses. Naturally the horses will give birth to kids or foals. I can again sell them and make more money. One day I will surely become a millionaire. The king will hear about my wealth and offer his daughter’s hand in marriage. By then I will be famous and can sit back and rest. And in case someone doesn’t listen to me, I will kick the person really hard.’ The lazy fellow excitedly kicked the pot hanging from the sling and then began his downfall!
The pot of flour hanging above his head fell on the ground and shattered into pieces. The poor fellow was left with his unfulfilled dream.

In the story, the lazy fellow’s scheme is in fact quite a tempting one, keeping aside the achievable and non-achievable. The scheme suggests that he may really become a big man.
This story is a constant reminder of the schemes conceived twenty years ago - a scheme about investing in planting teak trees or raising sheep, goats and rabbits.
Let’s consider the scheme of investing in planting trees which was advertised. Suppose a person paid thousand rupees and became an owner of teak tree which was taken good care of by the organizers.
They said that in twenty years, the plants would grow up into big trees and there would be a dense plantation. They also assured that a single tree would yield almost 70 square feet of timber. Hence, in 20 years, each tree would give good returns of at least fifty thousand rupees.
Experts believe that only a forty year old teak tree yields the best timber. But this scheme confidently claimed that the value of the investment would increase fifty times in twenty ears. Not only the city dwellers but also those residing in villages were attracted to it.
All of them suffered losses!
If we fail to understand and accept the simple principles in nature, then we know what the consequences will be. This story is a good example of it.