Many starfish washed up on shore. An old man started picking them up and throwing them back into the ocean. A young boy saw what he was doing and told him that it was pointless, that there were too many to save, that it wouldn’t make a difference. Throwing another starfish into the sea, the old man responded, “It makes a difference to this one.”
I first heard this story at a school I did software training at. They even gave me a pin with the story. It has been many years ago now, but I know there are still many schools out there working to make a difference in many children’s lives. I extended that to not just children, but to my client’s experience with training and with the people I work with. It is just another name for the Golden Rule and the way you live. :o)
Created in Apophysis. Post work in Photoshop.
deviant art: bpclarke
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