The awards opened yesterday and he won a prize of $500,000. So he felt very happy after work and felt the music was so wonderful, that he took out 50 dollars and put in the hat. However the lottery ticket was also thrown in. The violinist was a student at an Arts College and had planned to attend advanced studies in Vienna. He had booked the ticket and would fly that morning. However when he was cleaning up he found the lottery ticket. Thinking that the owner would return to look for it, he cancelled the flight and came back to where he was given the lottery ticket.
Later someone asked the violinist: "At that time you were in needed to pay the tuition fee and you had to play the violin in the subway station every day to make the money. Then why didn't you take the lottery ticket for yourself?"
The violinist said, "Although I don't have much money, I live happily; but if I lose honesty I won't be happy forever."
Through our lives, we can gain a lot and lose so much. but being honest should always be with us. If we bear ourselves in a deceptive and dishonest way, we may succeed temporarily. however, from the long-term view, we will be a loser. such kind of people are just like the water on the mountain. it stands high above the masses at the beginning, but gradually it comes down inch by inch and loses the chance of going up.