Steve and Peter were neighbours. Steve was a poor farmer. Peter was a landlord.
Steve used to be very relaxed and happy. He never bothered to close the doors and windows of his house at night. He had deep sound sleeps. Although he had no money he was peaceful.
Peter used to be very tense always. He was very keen to close the doors and windows of his house at night. He could not sleep well. He was always bothered that someone might break open his safes and steal away his money. He envied the peaceful Steve.
One day, Peter call Steve and gave him a boxful of cash saying, “Look my dear friend. I am blessed with plenty of wealth. I find you in poverty. So, take this cash and live in prosperity.”
Steve was overwhelmingly happy. He was joyful throughout the day. Night came. Steve went to bed as usual. But, to-day, he could not sleep. He went and closed the doors and windows. He still could not sleep. He began to keep on looking at the box of cash. The whole night he was disturbed.
As soon as day broke, Steve took the box of cash to Peter . He gave away the box to Peter saying, “Dear Friend, I am poor. But, your money took away peace from me. Please bear with me and take back your money.”
MORAL : Money can not get everything.