I have heard the story of a boy, playing on the beach. As a man walked along, he noticed that the boy, sitting idly on the beach, is throwing star fishes back to the sea. They had been washed up on the beach. He said to him, “I was wondering what you are doing.”“I’m throwing these starfishes back. You see it is low tide right now. If I don’t throw them back into the sea, they’ll die up here from lack of oxygen.”“I understand,” the man replied, “but there must be thousands of starfish on this beach. You can’t possibly get to all of them. There are simply too many. And don’t you realise this is probably happening on hundreds of beaches all up and down this coast. Can’t you see that you can’t possibly make a difference?”The boy smiled, bent down and picked up yet another starfish, and as he threw it back into the sea, he replied, “Made a difference to that one!”
This small story seemed to be quite enlightening to me. Many people do not try anything just because they feel that their attempts are irrelevant. Their dreams hang around explosive changes that happen in a flicker of a second all over the universe. (They, however, do not have a forgone example to share with). People want everybody to think and be like them…but never think of the crisis that could possibly happen if everybody think, work and become exactly as they had wanted. It is fine if we educate the new generation to create small differences first, which will appear big in the life of the experiencer.