It all started one lazy Sunday afternoon in a small town in Canada.
Two school-going friends had a crazy idea.
They rounded up three goats from the neighborhood and painted the numbers 1, 2 and 4 on their sides.
That night they let the goats loose inside their school building.
The next morning, when the authorities entered the school, they could smell something was wrong.
They soon saw goat droppings on the stairs and near the entrance and realized that some goats had entered the building.
A search was immediately launched and very soon, the three goats were found.
But the authorities were worried, where was goat number 3?
They spent the rest of the day looking for goat number 3.
The school declared classes off for the students for the rest of the day.
The teachers, helpers, guards, canteen staffs, boys were all busy looking for the goat number 3, which, of course, was never found.
Simply because it did not exist.
Those among us, who in spite of having a good life are always feeling a "lack of fulfilment" are actually looking for the elusive, missing, non-existent goat number 3.
Whatever the area of complaint or dissatisfaction; relationship, job, finance, achievements, ...... an absence of something is always larger than the presence of many other things.
Stop worrying about goat number 3