Science: Making a Difference, one learner at a time!


The Starfish Story


One day an old man was walking along the beach littered with thousands of starfish, beached and dying after a storm when he noticed a young man picking a starfish up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the young man, the old man asked, What are you doing? The young man replied, Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I dont throw them back, theyll die. Son, the old man said, dont you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You cant possibly make a difference! After listening politely, the young man bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the old man, he said "I made a difference to that one."

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