One day, a farmer’s son accidentally steps on the tail of a serpent. The serpent wants to protect itself so it bites the foot of the farmer’s son. The farmer’s son is poisoned through the serpent’s bites and he died.
The farmer was very angry and he chopped off the tail of the serpent. The serpent wants to revenge so it went and bit several cows of that the farmer owned. This caused the farmer to lose many cattle livestock.
The farmer decides that the best way to stop the serpent from doing any harm to him is to reconcile with it.
So the farmer brought food and honey to the house of the serpent which is a hole in the ground. The farmer says,” Please disregard that I chopped off your tail and forgive me. We both had taken revenge on each other. Now let us not fight anymore. Let us be friends.”
The serpent says, “No. I don’t want your food and honey. Let us part and go each other’s way because you will never forget that I kill your son and I will never forget you chopped off my tail.”
You can forgive someone who hurt you but you can never forget what they had done to you.