Once there was a man whose many sons were always quarrelling with each other.
One day he called them together. He had with him a bundle of sticks carefully tied together. One by one he asked his sons to take the bundle and break it in half. Each one tried and failed.
Then the man untied the bundle, handed each son a single stick and told him to break the sticks. After the sticks had all been broken, with ease, he said:
"You see, my sons, when you work together in a spirit of harmony and unite to assist each other you resemble the bundle of sticks, and no one can defeat you; but if you are divided among yourselves, you will be broken as easily as these sticks.”
In what way can this story be a worthwhile lesson?