As an old man walked down a beach at dawn he saw ahead of him what he thought to be a dancer. The old man gazed in wonder as a young man ran across the sand again and again rhythmically bending down to pick up a starfish and throw it into the sea. The old man approached him and asked why he spent so much energy doing what seemed like a waste of time. The young man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun. “There must be thousands of miles of beach and millions of starfish. What makes you think you make a difference?” The young man looked down at the small starfish in his hand and, as he threw it safely back into the sea, said “It makes a difference to this one!”– Author Unknown –
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