17 Camels three shares – Every problem has a solution

A small story that has deep meaning it.

A father left 17 Camels as an Asset for his 3 Sons.
When the Father passed away, his sons opened up the will.
The Will of the Father stated that the Eldest son should get 1/2 of 17 camels,Middle Son should be given 1/3rd of 17 camels & Youngest Son should be given 1/9th of the 17 camels.
As it is not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, the sons started to fight with each other.So, they decided to go to a wise man.
The wise man listened patiently about the Will. The wise man, after giving this thought, brought one camel of his own & added the same to 17. That increased the total to 18 camels.Now, he started reading the deceased fatherโ€™s will.
1/2 of 18 = 9.So he gave 9 camels to the eldest son.
1/3rd of 18 = 6.So he gave 6 camels to the middle son.
1/9th of 18 = 2.So he gave 2 camels to the youngest son.
Now add this up: 9 + 6 + 2 = 17 & this leaves 1 camel,
which the wise man took back.


MORAL: The attitude of negotiation & problem solving is to find the 18th camel i.e. the common ground. Once a person is able to find the common ground, the issue is resolved. It is difficult at times.However, to reach a solution, the first step is to believe that there is a solution. If we think that there is no solution, we wonโ€™t be able to reach any!

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35 thoughts on “17 Camels three shares – Every problem has a solution

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  1. Wow……..with reading……..very strong message in this short story….
    We humans panic with problems in front instead of finding solutions it’s true……..but what to do……….this is human nature………we feel normal if we shout, fight and create Chaos everywhere and because if everyone become so much understandable then earth will become heaven………..and trust me it is impossible……๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Nice one. There are always two kinds of people in the world – the ones who always find a probรถlem and the ones who always find the solution. The latter ones are always successful in life and live peacefully. Awesome story.

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  3. I had already read this story somewhere yet thankyou for refreshing my memory. I guess the moral you have stated will be helpful in course of time๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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