Once upon a time, there lived two girls, Aarohi and Vanshika, who were best friends. They were both in the same grade in school, but their lives were still very different.
Aarohi came from a well-to-do family, while Vanshika’s family was much poorer. Aarohi had all the latest gadgets, clothes, and toys, while Vanshika had to make do with hand-me-downs and whatever she could borrow.
One day, their teacher assigned them a project to create a model of a house with materials they had at home. Aarohi had all the necessary supplies, while Vanshika had only some cardboard and paper. Vanshika was determined to make the best model she could with what she had.
Aarohi could sense her friend’s struggle and wanted to help her. She offered to let Vanshika use some of her supplies to make her model. But Vanshika was too proud to accept her help.
A week later, the day of their presentation arrived. Aarohi had made a beautiful model with all the necessary trimmings, while Vanshika’s paper model was comparatively plain. Yet Vanshika presented her model with great pride and confidence.
The teacher praised them both and awarded them both good marks. But Aarohi felt guilty, knowing that she had been favored because of her wealth.
Vanshika noticed this and said, “Aarohi, we should all be judged on the basis of our effort, not our resources. We are all equal, no matter what we have or don’t have.”
Aarohi realized the truth of Vanshika’s words. She knew then that inequality was not something to take pride in, but rather something to strive against.
The moral of the story is that no matter our resources, we should all be treated as equals. Inequality is something we should all strive against. Everyone should be judged on their effort, not their wealth.