Once there were two friends who had just graduated from their college. Both of them decided to start up their own business for which purchased a piece of land and opened a photo studio. But unfortunately, nobody showed up to take their services for the next five days due to which they were frustrated to such an extent that they decided to shut down their venture and look for a job. But as luck may have it, the chairman of a big newspaper agency contacted them and gave them a contract. Both of them happily accepted the offer and began to work for the newspaper agency.
Days went by and they earned a good amount of money. One day the chairman of the newspaper agency called both of them for a secret meeting where he gave them a dangerous but a lucrative assignment.
“Listen to me carefully. Today, a government official is going to meet a very rich businessman where he may try to bribe the government official in order to claim a huge and expensive chunk of land at a very low cost. Both of you need to bring me clear photos of the transaction that takes place between them,” said the chairman.
“But this is a very risky task. If anyone of us gets caught, we may lose our life,” said one of the friends.
“But if you get those pictures for me, I will pay you a million rupees each,” said the chairman.
Both of them couldn’t deny the proposal and accepted it at once.
At night, both of them went to the businessman’s bungalow and waited for the illegal transaction to take place. As soon as they saw the businessman bribing the government official, they took many pictures from different angles. Both of them rejoiced and dreamt of swimming in a pool of money the next morning. But as soon as they turned back to escape the premises of the bungalow, the guards caught them and shot them dead.
MORAL: GREED DRAINS THE WISDOM OF THE MOST WISE BEINGS