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The Value of Life

Marvellous Story illustrating how we can choose our own Value



One day a son goes to his father and asks:

- Father, what is the value of my life?


The father gives him a stone and says:

- Son, if you wanna understand the value of your life grab this stone and take it with you to the market. If anyone asks the price, don't say a word and raise up 2 fingers.


The boy does what his father says and goes to the market. While he was wandering around an old woman approaches him and asks him:

- How much is this stone?

The boy doesn't say a word and raises up 2 fingers.

The woman says:

- 2 dollars, I'll take it!

The son runs to its father surprised, and says:

- Father, there was an old woman at the market, she wanted to give me 2 dollars for the stone.


The father says:

- Son, the next place I want you to go is the museum, and if anyone asks the price, don't say a word and raise up 2 fingers.

So the boy takes the stone and goes to the museum. After a while a middle-aged man approaches the boy and asks him:

- How much is this stone?

The boy doesn't say a word and raises up 2 fingers.

The man says:

- 200 dollars, I'll take it!

The boy is surprised and runs to its father:

- Father, a man at the museum wanted to give me 200 dollars for the stone.


- Ok, Son. The last place I want you to go and take the stone is a precious stone store. And if anyone asks the price, don't say a word and just raise up 2 fingers.

So the boy runs fuelled by curiosity to the precious stone store. He walks inside and there is an old man at the counter waiting for him. As the old man sees the stone, he jumps up and screams:

- Oh my god, you have the stone I have been looking for my whole life. How much is it?

The boy doesn't say a word and raises up 2 fingers.

The old man says:

- 200 000 dollars? I'll take it!

The boy can't believe it!! He jumps and runs to its father.

- Father, the old man at the precious tore wanted to give me 200 000 dollars for the stone!!


- You see son, do you understand now the value of your life? Life is all about where you place yourself. You can decide if you want to be a 2 dollar stone or a 200 000 dollar stone. There are some people who will love you and to whom you are everything! And some people will just use you as a commodity, and for them, you will be worth nothing. So it is upon you my son, to decide the value of your life.











*Text Adapted from Dare to do Motivation's video entitled - The story of your life.

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