Sunday, November 11, 2007


I should remember this when I'm in my depressive moods. Really. Not that I would, but I should.
This is one of Paulo Coelho's work from Like The Flowing River, and though I know it's a crime to "reproduce" it, please know that I am in NO WAY trying to pass it off as mine. Even if I am to be sued for it.. I'd still think that it is for a good cause. (But please don't come find me to sue me! Say hi! hahahha!)

Who Would Like This Twenty-Dollar Bill?

Cassan Said Amer tells the story of a lecturer who began a seminar by holding up a twenty-dollar bill and asking: 'Who would like this twenty-dollar bill?'
Several hands went up, but the lecturer said: 'Before I give it to you, I have to do something.'
He screwed it up into a ball and said: 'Who still wants this bill?'
The hands went up again.
'And what if I do this to it?'
He threw the crumpled bill at the wall, dropped it on the floor, insulted it, trampled on it, and once more showed them the bill - now all creased and dirty. He repeated the question, and the hands stayed up.
'Never forget this scene,' he said. 'It doesn't matter what I do to this money. It is still a twenty-dollar bill. So often in our lives, we are crumpled, trampled, ill-treated, insulted, and yet, despite all that, we are still worth the same.'



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