The Old Man and the Durian Tree


                In a very quiet little village, lived an old man whose age was over 80 years old. He was planting a durian tree when a neighbour observed him. The neighbour asked the old man, “Do you expect to eat durian from that tree? The durian tree will take about 8 years to bear fruit.”

                The old man rested on his spade and smiled. He said, “No, at my age I know I won’t. all my life I have been enjoying durians, but never from a tree I have planted before. I wouldn’t have had durians if other men haven’t done what I’m doing now. I am just trying to pay the other men who have planted durians for me.” No wonder he looked so happy.

                We should give first and can get something in return. We will not only get what we want but will actually be really happy in the end, because we need to sow first before we can reap.



What can we learn from the text?

  1. We can reap after we sow

  2. Giving is better than getting

  3. Planting is a good activity

  4. Be a curious person in everything

A. Setyawan

Master Teacher

Mahasiswa/Alumni Universitas Sebelas Maret

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Untuk mengetahui nilai moralnya, boleh memahami terlebih dahulu keseluruhan isi teks atau boleh juga dengan membaca paragraf terakhir. Pada kalimat pertama paragraf ketiga disebutkan  "We should give first and can get something in return (Kita harus memberi dahulu dan mendapatkan balasannya)" atau dalam bahasa Indonesia sering dikatakan "apa yang kita tabur itu yang kita tuai". Maka jawaban yang paling tepat adalah A. Kita boleh memanen setelah kita manabur


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