A little boy got angry with his mother and shouted at her, “I hate you, I hate you.” Because of fear of reprimand, he ran out of the house. He went up to the valley and shouted, “I hate you, I hate you,” and the echo returned, “I hate you, I hate you.”
Having never heard an echo before, he was scared, and ran to his mother for protection. He said there was a bad boy in the valley who shouted “I hate you, I hate you”
The mother understood and she asked her son to go back and shout, “I love you, I love you”. The little boy went and shouted, “I love you, I love you,” and back came the echo.
That taught the little boy a lesson: Our life is like an echo. We get back what we give.