A story of $20

$20 bill - It's a $20 bill
China
April 25, 2007 3:34am CST
Once I read a story with philosophic theory. I want to share this story with you all! Hope you can learn something from it! A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200 people, he asked:"Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He said,"I am going to give this $20 to one of you. but first, let me do this." He proceeded to crumple the 20 dollar note up. He then ask:"Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air. "Well," he replied,"What if I do this?" He dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. "Now, who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air. "My friend, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what i do to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth$20."Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless; but no matter what happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who love you. The worth of our lives comes, not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE. You are special--don't ever forget it.
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6 responses
• Lithuania
25 Apr 07
amazing story. Thank u much for sharing it. Good lesson for pesimistic persons. Even I am incurable optimistic , there is very deep meaning.
• Lithuania
26 Apr 07
lol I appreciate your mistake, messenger:) :):) I rated your comment positive:) I agree that my respond wasn't the best , what deserve of remarking as soon as u did:) Anyway thank u much!:)
• China
27 Apr 07
Hehe! Thank you,scorpiostar, for your understanding! Thank you for always paying attention on my discussion! Have a good day! Theses day, it's sunshine in my city! What about yours? Hope you like it!
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• Lithuania
27 Apr 07
hi messenger. I try to respond to discussions of my friends as much as I have time for myloting. :) Today is very warm and shiny day in my country and I have my professional Holiday - day of medical workers :)
@galatea (687)
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
Everyone should read this post. It gave me a big smile on my face, no not the stupid smile kind but a smile that starts as a warmth from inside. Thank you for sharing this. I wasn't feeling very worthy earlier because of some hurtful comments flung my way, but now I feel like I'm really worth something, and that that worth will always be me, no matter what people say or do to me.
• China
26 Apr 07
I'm very glad to hear you that this story helps you so much. Be confident, and you are capable to do everything! Thank you for telling me the feeling after you reading the story! Enjoy yourself!
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
this is a nice a story where a lesson can be learnt. thanks for sharing. :) we must never forget who we are no matter where our journey in life take us, whoever we meet, whatever we may become. deep inside us, we were and will still be, the person we truly are. ;)
• China
26 Apr 07
You are welcome! I like to share good stories and sentences with all of you. I hope this story are helpful to all people who read it! Everyone is priceless! Have a good day!
@laiza14 (593)
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
that was a nice one, i remembered when my teacher showed us a 500 peso bill, he asked us who wants to have his money.. many of us raised our hands.. and then he teached us the lesson about grabbing the opportunity,that in order for you to grab the opportunity, go for it, dont just raise your hand.. you must do something.. but i wonder woul he give that to use when we snatched it to him?? hehe..^^
• China
25 Apr 07
Your teacher must be a person with originality! You are lucky to have this kind of teacher. Congratulations! Thank you for your resoponse! See you tomorrow@ Have a nice day!
• United States
10 May 07
Its really a great story. I like it.
@lankie (478)
• China
25 Apr 07
that truth cant be reversed