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I’m useless at fables and stories with a moral or a message. The big problem to me in trying to explain the many levels and facets of what a story has to say, but I’ll give it my best. This story has so many applications but today I’m interested in the idea of value.
There was a young boy who was talking to his mentor. The mentor says, “Hold out your hand.” The mentor then pours a pile of sand into the boys hand. The sand starts to pile and as it does some falls to the ground. The boy watches the sand, unsure of what to do with it as each shake of his muscles lets a little more fall. The mentor says, “Be careful with your sand, it is all that I shall ever give you.” The boy flinches instinctively and tightens his grip. As his hand moves and his hand tightens all that happens is more and more sands falls out. The boy lost and confused releases his attempted grip. He then looks to his mentor and admits, “I cannot control the sand. It will not be held.” “But you are holding it now,” replies the Mentor.cultural value, illusions, societal stigma, value