Once upon a time, there lived a farmer who grew high quality award winning corn. Each year he would enter in the state farmer’s fair and win a gold award for his exceptionally good corns.
The farmer’s high quality corn was praised all around in the state. The success story of his exceptional corn reached the ears of a journalist and he wanted to interview the farmer. While he was learning about the agriculture process of the farmer, he discovered that the farmer shared his best quality seeds with his neighbors.
“How can you afford to share your best corn seeds with your neighbors when some of them compete with you in the agriculture fair?”, asked the curious reporter.
“Why wouldn’t I Sir?”, asked the farmer. “Didn’t you know that the wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior quality corn, cross pollination would eventually degrade the quality of my corn too. If I am to grow high quality corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn too.”
The farmer’s answer made the reporter realize how aware the old farmer was about connections in life.
Lessons from this story:
- Surround yourself with successful people, great ideas, positive energy ect.. If you and the people around you grow, then the whole community grows. If your whole community grows it is only easier for you to keep progressing.
- Do not be afraid to share your experience and knowledge. You will be surprised how quick people around you will be willing to help you out if in return. The point of the story is to show that you can only grow so much on your own, and that a lot depends on the community you are in. If everyone is taking care of themselves at the cost of others progress will be slow.
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