So It Begins Again...
Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing.

He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his day.

One day he was walking along the shore. As he looked down the beach,

he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself

and thought, who would dance to the day.

So he began to walk faster to catch up. As he got closer, he saw that it was a

young boy and the young boy wasn't dancing, but instead he was reaching down

to the shore, picking up something and very gently throwing it into the ocean.

As he got closer he called out, "Good morning! What are you doing?"

The young boy paused, looked up and replied, "Throwing starfish into the ocean."

"I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing starfish

into the ocean?" the man thought.

"The sun is up and the tide is going back out, and if I don't throw them in they'll die."

"But, young man, don't you realize that there are miles and miles of beach

and many starfish all along it. You can't possibly make a difference!"

The young boy listened politely, then bent down, picked up another starfish and

threw it into the sea past the breaking waves and said-

"It made a difference for that one."

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