If you ponder this, you will begin to laugh at the silliness of it all…
There was a story: A wise woman lived by the riverbed and was walking by it one day. As she walked, she noted one of the rocks twinkling in the sun and decided to pick it up and put it in her leather pouch, not because she thought it was worth money, but rather because . After this, some friends noted to her it is a very valuable diamond and ought to be treasured.
The following day, a stranger knocked on her door and begged for assistance because he was destitute and poor because he had lost his business and with it all of his money. The wise woman, without hesitation, gave him the diamond rock and gave him a smile.
A week went by and the man who knocked on the door and returned with the diamond rock. He told the woman that he didn’t want the diamond rock after all because he saw that there was something far more valuable that she possessed that he wanted. When she inquired what she could give, he answered immediately, “I want what it is that enabled you to give me the diamond without hesitation”.
As people get older, they forgot how wise they were when they were children, living in the moment and forgiving others so quickly. They develop these masklike faces and you can see the grimace on their faces. They walk around always thinking, “What will other’s think?” They forget to play, sing, and dance out loud, and the most important thing seems to be what others think about them. And once they determine what others like about them, they ascribe the others’ feelings to their own selves.