Once upon a time, there was a small village with a big problem. The problem was that the villagers were constantly fighting with each other. Every day, there were arguments, insults, quarrels, and fights. It was a horrible situation for all of them.
The villagers did not know how to stop the problem, so they called on a wise old man from the nearby forest to help them. The old man listened to their problem and thought for a while. After some time, he told them that the problem could be solved by introducing a custom called “strifemaking”.
Strifemaking was a way of settling disputes and preventing arguments. The old man explained that when a disagreement occurred, instead of angrily shouting and fighting, the villagers should come together to talk, and they should try to find a peaceful solution to the problem.
The villagers liked this idea and decided to try it out. The next time there was a disagreement, the villagers took it upon themselves to have a peaceful discussion instead of arguing. They talked about the problem and tried to find a resolution that would be accepted by all sides.
It took some time and effort, but slowly the villagers began to understand each other and see the other person’s point of view. They worked out a solution that was acceptable to both parties, and from then on, they did not fight anymore.
The old man was very pleased with the outcome and was proud of the villagers for using the strifemaking custom to solve the problem. From then on, the village was a much more peaceful and harmonious place to live.
The moral of the story is that when we have disagreements, it is better to talk and try to find a peaceful resolution than to fight and argue. If we are willing to listen to each other and try to understand each other’s point of view, we can come to a compromise and make everyone happy.