The Clever Idea
Once the peaceful inhabitants from the Earth asked one very powerful wizard to stop all wars and bloodshed on the planet.
It is simple,he said. I will destroy all weapons on the Earth, and nobody will be able to fight more.
"It would be fine!" the people exclaimed.
The magic wand’s wave - and this was done.
There was a peace on the planet for three days, while the majority of those who were prone to fight, sought and could not find a weapon. And when they under-stood they’ve lost it forever, they contrived spears of young trees, and started to fight again.
When the wizard heard such bad news, he said "Do not worry. I will destroy all young trees, and these bullies will not be able to fight."
After two or three days of fruitless searching for young trees, suitable for making spears, rebellious people started to cut giant trees, make batons from them, and the bloodshed has started again. The Wizard destroyed all big trees. Then humans made knives and swords of metal. He destroyed all metal on the planet. People made sling and began to throw stones at each other. It was necessary to destroy the stones, too.
And then peacekeepers sounded the alarm "all trees have disappeared; there is no metal and stones. How do we live, what do we eat now? There will be no vegetation soon, and people will die without even fighting. No, this is a wrong solution to the problem."
The Wizard became confused "I do not know how to behave now. I would have destroyed all humanity, but, unfortunately, it is not in my power!"
Peacekeepers fell into despair; they did not know what to do. And then one clever kid turned to the Wizard.
"I know what you should do. Let people feel, how others perceive their actions. If one person hurts another, let him to feel the same pain, and if he brings joy to someone, let him to feel the same joy. So no one will hurt each other, because he will feel pain the too, and would have to stop."
All people were inspired with the greatness of baby’s thought, and the wizard embodied his idea exactly. He returned all trees, stones and metals, and even weapons that people have remade in tolls soon.
Since that day, no one on the planet hurt his neighbour, because he would have to feel the same pain, too. People began to help each other, because they liked the sense of joy they felt at this moment. And they began to live in harmony and joy.