Teen Talk Tuesday: Being Helpful

Something caught my eye last week and I want to explore it some more, so we’ll do that today.  You don’t mind, do you?

It really got me to thinking and I found it was true in my life when I applied the same care and actions. So, let’s get with the story (I’m not sure who wrote it or how old the story is):

There was a farmer who grew excellent quality corn.  Every year he won the award for the best grown corn.  One year, a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it.  The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.  The reporter asked him, “How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering their corn in competition with yours each year?”

This farmer has possession of a prize-winning corn seed that wins competitions.  And, yet, he gives some to his neighbors to plant as well.  He didn’t sell it to them, he gave it to them.  No strings, no contracts.  He just gave his neighbors the seed.

Something fantastic and he gives it away, knowing they will also grow corn from the same seed. What do you think? If you had something that would help others, would you give it away?

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