Master Woo sat down and began to tell his students a story to help them understand just how valuable each and every one of the was…
“Many, many years ago in China, there were artists who made special vases. These vases are now called Ming Vases, named after the emperor who ruled at that time.”
“One day,” said Master Woo, “I saw in the newspaper that one of these vases sold for over one million pounds. Do you think that this vase sold for so much because of the clay it was made of?” asked Master Woo.
The students shook their heads, no.
Then he asked, “Perhaps it was a special paint that was put on vase that made it so valuable?”
Again they shook their heads, no.
Then, he asked, “Then what made the vase so valuable?”
One young student said, “Because it was a masterpiece.”
Master Woo then asked, “What makes a masterpiece so valuable?”
The student said, “Because it is One of A Kind.”
“Aha!” exclaimed Master Woo, “It was so valuable, worth over a million pounds, because it was one of a kind. That is why you are so valuable, and you, and you,” he said pointing at each student, “because you are one of a kind!”
His eyes twinkled as he continued, “Even if you are an identical twin, you are still different from anyone else who has ever lived. There is no one who has your colour eyes, your colour hair, who walks like you, talks like you, who has your personality and abilities. In the history of the world there has never been another you!”
“Even more that that Ming Vase, you are all masterpieces, worth much more than a million pounds”
The students never thought about themselves this way before and each of them smiled as they realised just how valuable each of them really was.
Questions To Think About:
• What Made The Vase So Valuable?
• How Much Was The Vase Worth?
• What Makes You Valuable?
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