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How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom


By Hafidz MaulanaPublished 2 months ago 2 min read

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far away, there was a place that needed some serious TLC. You know, the kind of kingdom where the roads were more pothole than path, the economy was about as stable as a house of cards, and the morale of the people was lower than a mole in a pothole. Yeah, that kind of place.

But fear not, because in this kingdom lived a dude named Jack. Now, Jack wasn't your typical knight in shining armor. Nope, he was more of a 'let's get stuff done' kind of guy. He was a realist through and through. None of that fairy tale nonsense for him.

So, one day, Jack finds himself sitting on the throne. How'd he get there? Long story short, he was the only one who didn't run away screaming when they realized the old king left behind a kingdom-sized mess. And voila, he's now the king. Lucky him, right?

Now, Jack could've just thrown up his hands and said, "Not my problem," but that's not his style. Nope, he rolls up his sleeves and gets to work. First order of business? Fixing those dang roads. Because seriously, who wants to ride a horse through a pothole minefield?

But fixing roads costs money, and the kingdom's coffers were emptier than a ghost town on a Tuesday afternoon. So, Jack does what any sensible person would do: he starts an economic overhaul. Taxes here, tariffs there, you name it. It's not glamorous work, but hey, someone's gotta balance the books.

With the economy on the upswing, Jack turns his attention to the people. Happy subjects make for a happy kingdom, right? So, he starts investing in education and healthcare, making sure everyone has a fair shot at success. He even throws a few festivals to boost morale. Because who doesn't love a good party?

But being a realist, Jack knows that not everything can be sunshine and rainbows. There are still enemies lurking in the shadows, waiting for their chance to strike. So, he builds up the kingdom's defenses, forging alliances with neighboring realms and beefing up the army. Because a strong defense is the best offense, or something like that.

Years go by, and lo and behold, the kingdom is thriving. The roads are smooth as butter, the economy is booming, and the people are happier than ever. All thanks to one realist who saw a problem and decided to do something about it.

And as for Jack? Well, he may not have been your typical fairy tale hero, but he was a darn good king. And sometimes, that's all you really need.


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  • Test2 months ago

    Thumbs up for your effort! Keep the outstanding work

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