I was in my B period class when my
teacher asked for the classes attention
and pulled out a mint $20 bill.
"Who would want this $20 bill?" she asked us.
Everybody raised their hands and all commented,
saying, "sure, why not?"
My teacher nodded, then crinkled up the bill.
"Would you still want this after I crinkled
Everybody had the same answers: yes, of course.
"Even if i threw it on the ground, stomped on it,
and just got it extremely dirty...would you still want
My classmates looked at each other and nodded.
Someone spoke up and said:
"it's still a 20 no matter what you do to it."
My teacher smiled and put the 20 back in her pocket.
"Exactly. No matter what you do to that money,
it still has value. And people want it. The catch is,
you're all like that. You can be in the worst of
and still have value - and people will want you.
My teacher told
us this story last year