STORY: The Ring Master
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I come, teacher, because I feel so little that I have no strength to do anything. I say I'm no good, I do not do anything right, I'm pretty goofy and silly. How I can improve? What can I do to value me more?
The teacher without looking, le dijo:
-So sorry boy, I can not help, I must first solve my own problem. Maybe later ... and pausing added: if you would like me to help you, I could solve this problem faster and then maybe I can help.
-E ... happy, teacher- hesitated the young, but felt that it was again devalued and their needs neglected. Well, nodded the master. Removed a ring on the little finger and gave it to the boy, Added:
-Take the horse that is out there and ride to the market. I must sell this ring because I have to pay a debt. You must obtain for him the greatest possible sum, but do not accept less than a gold coin. Go back to that currency as fast as possible. The young man took the ring and left. Only llegó, began offering the ring to the merchants. They looked at him with some interest, until the young man said what he meant by the ring.
When the young man mentioned the gold coin, some laughed, others were turning the face alone in a little old man was so kind as to take the trouble to explain that a gold coin was invaluable to deliver in exchange for a ring. In an effort to help, someone offered him a piece of silver and copper pileup, but the young man was instructed not to accept less than a gold coin and rejected the offer.
After offering his jewel to anyone who crossed the market, over one hundred people, dejected by his failure mounted his horse and returned. How I wish the young have that gold coin! You could then habérsela delivered himself the master to free him from concern and then receive help and advice. He entered the room.
-Master said- sorry, You can not get what you asked. Maybe you could get two or three silver coins, I do not think that I can fool anyone about the true value of the ring.
-How important what you said, Smiling young friend, 'said the master-. We must first know the true value of the ring. Reassemble and go to jeweler. Who better than he to know? Tell him you want to sell the ring and ask for it as it gives you. But no matter what they offer, not sell it. Come back here with my ring. The Mistress volvío to cabalgar.
The jeweler examined the ring to light the lamp with his magnifying glass, weighed it and then told:
-Dile to the master, boy, if you want to sell and, I can not give you more than 58 gold coins for your ring.
-58 COINS! -exclaimed the young.
– Yes, -replied the jeweler- I know that with time we could get for him near 70 coins, I do not know ... if it's urgent sale ...
The girl ran home excited to tell the teacher what happened.
-Sit down, 'said the teacher after hearing- You are like this ring: A gem, valuable and unique. And as such, You can only truly evaluate yourself an expert. How is your life pretending that anyone discover your true value? So saying, she put the ring on the little finger. –
We are all like this gem, valuable and unique and we walk through life markets inexperienced people claiming that we assess.