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Re: May it please the Court...

Post by alatar1313 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:01 pm

I'm not sure I know about the old man and a starfish.

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Re: May it please the Court...

Post by auntmousie » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:11 pm

It's a story I first heard as a scout leader (oh crap, I never even mentioned that I'm an Eagle Scout):

An old man walks along the shoreline at low tide, picking up starfish that have been stranded on the shore, and tossing them back into the ocean.

The old man is accosted by a younger man. "Why do you do it?" ask the younger man. "There are literally hundreds of them, and there will be more with the next tide. You can't possibly make any difference, so why do it?"

In answer, the old man bends down, grabs another starfish, and tosses it back into the ocean. "I made a difference to that one."
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Re: May it please the Court...

Post by alatar1313 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:38 am

Ah yeah for sure. I like that one. I may have to steal it. ;) It's a great metaphor.

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