Discovering the True Value of Life: A Parabled

A man went to God and asked, “What’s the value of life?”

God gave him a stone and told him to figure out its value without selling it.

The man then took the stone to an orange seller and asked about its value.

The orange seller offered 12 oranges for it. The man refused and told the seller that God asked him not to sell it.

He went to the vegetable seller and also asked him what is the value of that stone.

The vegetable seller offered a sack of potatoes which the man refused too.

Then he proceeded to the jewelry shop and again asked about the value of the stone.

He was offered $100,000 which he refused too.

Finally, he decided to go to a precious gem expert and asked him about the value of the stone.

The expert examined the stone carefully and said, “This is a precious stone. It’s worth millions.” The man was amazed and asked how he determined its value.

The expert replied, “It doesn’t matter where you go, people will always value things based on their level of understanding. Some might see it as just a stone, while others, who understand its true worth, will recognize its immense value.”

Understanding the Intrinsic Worth: A Lesson in Perspective

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