The Hated Potatoes
A kindergarten teacher decided to let her class play a game. The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few potatoes. Each potato will be written a name of a person that the child hates, so the number of potatoes that a child will put in his/her plastic bag will depend on the number of people he/she hates.
So when the day came, every child brought some potatoes with the name of the people he/she hated. Some had two potatoes; some three, while some had up to five potatoes.
The teacher then told the children to carry with them the potatoes in the plastic bag wherever they go (even to the toilet) for two weeks. Day after day passed by, and the children started to complain due to the unpleasant smell let out by the rotten potatoes they were carrying.
Those children having five potatoes really began to feel the weight of the heavier bags. After two weeks, the children were relieved to hear that the teacher had finally ended the game. The teacher asked "How did you feel while carrying the potatoes with you for two weeks?"The children let out their frustrations and started complaining of the trouble that they had to go through having to carry the heavy and smelly potatoes wherever they go.
Then the teacher told them the hidden meaning behind the game. The teacher said: "This is exactly the situation when you carry your hatred for somebody inside your heart. The stench of hatred will contaminate your heart and you will end up carrying an unnecessary burden with you wherever you go. If you cannot tolerate the smell of rotten potatoes for just two weeks, can you imagine what a burden it would be to have the stench of hatred in your heart for your lifetime?"