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 bab 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. The taught the little boy a lesson - that our life is like an echo: we get back what we give.