A Pound of Butter

   There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to the baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting a pound and he found that he was not. This angered him and he took the farmer to court.
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   The judge asked the farmer if he was using any measure.
   The farmer replied, “Your Honor, I am primitive. I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale.”
   The judge asked, “Then how do you weigh the butter?”
   The farmer replied “Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker.”
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   We get back in life what we give to others.
   Whenever you take an action, ask yourself this question: Am I giving fair value for the wages or money I hope to make? Honesty and dishonesty become a habit. Some people practice dishonesty and can lie with a straight face. Others lie so much that they don’t even know what the truth is anymore.
   But who are they deceiving? Themselves.
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