Every summer, Murli embarked on mountaineering adventures with his friends, and this year was no exception. Excitedly, they arrived at a famous mountaineering spot, only to find it unexpectedly crowded. Murli's friends expressed their disappointment, but Murli, undeterred, suggested they make the most of it.
As they began climbing, reaching the top of the hill happened swiftly. However, faced with a bustling crowd, the friends contemplated camping for a few hours before heading back. Murli, with a glint in his eye, pointed to a less frequented peak in the distance and proposed, "Why not go there? It looks serene, and there are fewer people."
Some hesitated, citing the difficulty of the path to the other hill. Rumors of its challenging nature discouraged them. Murli, however, paid no heed to the warnings and ventured alone towards the mysterious peak. After three hours of determined climbing, he stood triumphantly at the summit.
Welcomed by those already there, Murli marveled at the serene beauty that surrounded him. On the journey back, he questioned his fellow climbers about the disparity in numbers between the two peaks. Murli observed that the path to the less-crowded peak wasn't significantly more challenging than the popular one.
Curious, he inquired, "Why is it that so many people choose the crowded peak, and only a handful venture here?" A wise mountaineer responded, "Most people settle for what comes easily. They fear risking what they already have for the possibility of more. They label those who take the extra step as lucky."
Murli, contemplating this wisdom, concluded that a little more effort and courage could lead anyone to the less-traveled peaks. People often stay in the safety of the crowd due to a lack of courage, missing out on the potential rewards of exploring the uncharted.
The lesson learned was clear: if you've been holding back from taking that bold step, a little more effort and courage can elevate you above the crowd. Don't fear the risk; embrace the opportunity to join the fortunate few who venture beyond the familiar.