During a lecture in a hall filled with people, a well-known professor raised a twenty dollar bill in the air. About 200 people were in the hall and he looked at them and asked, “Who’d like the $20?”
The room filled with hands. At first, some were tentative, and then more and more hands appeared. The professor said: “I will give this $20 to one of you, but first I have to do something.”
He took the bill and crumpled it into a small ball, and then he rolled the creased bill out. He asked, “Who still wants this bill?” Students continued to raise their hands.
“Well, what if I do this?” – the professor asked and threw the bill onto the ground. He then stood on it with his shoe and began stomping on the bill. When he picked the bill up, it was dirty, destroyed and looked very bad.
“Who wants it now? – the lecturer asked yet again. He could still see hands being raised.”
Friends, you just got taught a very important lesson. No matter what I did with the money, you still wanted it, because it hadn’t lost its value. It was still $20. Many times in our lives we fall, we’re crushed and fall into the dust and dirt because of the decisions we make and the circumstances in which we find ourselves. We feel worthless, but no matter what has already happened or what may happen in the future, don’t lose faith in your self-worth. ”