January 06, 2018

Why can't India let Pakistan have Kashmir?

 Source: Quora

Well, let me tell you a story to begin with.

Adam was a poor guy who hardly managed to earn his bread. He was always honest and never tried to do anything unethical. Even though he was poor, his values were always upright.

A few years later, Adam through his hard work bought a few acres of farm. In the northernmost corner of the farm was a well. One day, while fetching water, Adam fell into the well. He found a huge treasure chest hidden inside the walls of the well. He let the treasure be inside the well.

Soon, he got married and had two kids. By the time he was 47, his wife passed away and he wanted to leave on a pilgrimage. So, he wrote his will before leaving.

The elder son was to have the well along with the treasure.

The younger son was to have the land west of the well.

Unfortunately, the lawyer never came to certify the authenticity of the will. Adam had to leave the next day as he had already booked his tickets.

The lawyer was sick, so he came after three weeks.

Before the lawyer came, the younger son tried to steal the treasure but the elder son had already placed bodyguards near the well.

When the lawyer came, the will was authenticated but the younger son was not happy with it.

He kept trying to steal the treasure but was never successful. Finally, to maintain peace the elder son agreed to part away part of the well since he still loved his younger brother.

But, the younger son was not satisfied with that as well.

He kept sending rodents, pests and wild dogs to destroy the well. Year after year, elder son had to see his crops destroyed but he still wanted peace with his brother.

Like Adam, he believed in ethics and values.

And he knew he was the rightful owner of the well.

Now, let us get to the questions.

I know, you are smart enough to understand who is the elder son and who is the younger son in reference to the question.

Just answer me this.

Should the elder son give away the well and the treasure which is rightfully his?

What is the guarantee that the younger son would not try to occupy the rest of the land owned by the elder one if he gives up the well?

Cheers!

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