A person who has great responsibilities, such as a king is constantly worried and therefore doesn’t sleep soundly. It is said that the person who wears the crown feels very uneasy because he has to be liable for all responsibilities, to face the difficulties and has to remove them. Though he wears the decorated crown, he is worried by the countless problems and anxiety.
A SHORT STORY TO JUSTIFY THE ORIGIN OF THIS PROVERB
Once in the Middle East country, there was a king who was very popular among his subject and he was liked by all his countrymen. But one of his ministers was always jealous of him; he wanted to rule the kingdom on his own. The king came to know of this and wanted to teach him a lesson. He called the minister and asks him to rule for a week. The minister was very happy and so he organized a dinner. On the day of the dinner, the minister sat on the king’s table and started to eat. There he found a sword suspended above his head by a very tiny piece of hair. The minister was very nervous and he could not enjoy the dinner. By the end of the dinner, he gave the crown back to the king and said that now he understood the difficulties in ruling the country.
This story justifies that it takes great responsibilities, determination and hard work to be a leader and also be successful in life. To be top in life you need to be able to face all challenges that come your way. The crown symbolizes the responsibilities laid over a man which he is expected to fulfil.
It is said that men in great places are thrice servant.