A man married a beautiful girl. He loved her very much. One day she developed a skin disease. Slowly she started to lose her beauty. It so happened that one day her husband left for a tour. While returning he met with an accident and lost his eyesight. However, their married life continued as usual. But as days passed she lost her beauty gradually. Blind husband did not know this and there was not any difference in their married life. He continued to love her and she also loved him very much.
One day she died. Her death brought great sorrow to her husband.
He finished all her last rites and announced that he wanted to leave that town.
A man from behind called and said, “Now, how will you be able to walk all alone? All these days your wife used to help you.”
He replied, “I am not blind. I was acting because if she knew l could see her ugliness, it would have pained her more than her disease. So I pretended to be blind. She was a very good wife. I only wanted to keep her happy.”
Sometimes it is good for us to act blind and ignore one another’s short comings, in order to be happy.