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Once there lived a little boy in a city. His name was Karan. He was very fond of playing with gas-filled balloons. One day he was playing with his friends. They laid a bet. Each of them claimed that his balloon would go the highest in the sky. Karan purchased a blue colour balloon, thinking that it would travel the highest, since the sky was also blue.

At a given signal, each of them let go of their balloons. All the balloons started going up in the sky. But Karan was disappointed to see that his balloon did not go the highest. He returned home with a heavy heart. The next day, the children laid another bet. Karan now thought of buying a red colour balloon because the previous day it was the red colour balloon that had gone up the highest.

When they all let go of their balloons, Karan was again disappointed, as his balloon did not travel the highest. He came back home in a sad mood.

On the 3rd day, the children were playing the same game. Karan badly wanted to win this time. But he was confused. He didn’t know what colour of balloon to purchase. He didn’t know which would go highest. The balloon seller then gave Karan the balloon that had more gas than the other balloons. That day Karan won the game and came home with a smile on his face.

Up above the world so high...

Up above the world so high…


How high a person will rise in life depends not on his colour or creed, but what lies within him that is his thoughts, confidence, values and character.