Do you know the story about the starfish?
Just in case you haven’t, here it is (author unknown):
While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean.
As he got closer, he noticed the figure was that of a young man, gathering the starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water.
He came closer still and called out:
“Good morning! May I ask what it is you’re doing?”
The young man paused, looked up, and replied:
“Throwing starfish into the ocean.”
The old man smiled, and said: “I must ask then – why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”
“Well, the sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”
Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented:
“But young man –…
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