Education

One night three horsemen were riding through the desert.  As they crossed the dry bed of a river, out of the darkness a voice called, Halt!  They obeyed. It is dangerous at night in the desert.  The voice told them  to dismount, pick up a handful of pebbles, put them in their pocket and remount.  They followed the orders. Then the voice said ‘You have done as I commanded. Tomorrow at sunrise you will both glad and sorry.’  The horsemen, mystified, rode on.

When the sun rose, they reached into their pockets and found a miracle had happened. The pebbles had been transformed into diamonds, rubies, and other precious stones. They remembered the warning. They were both glad and sorry – glad that they had taken some, and sorry that they had not taken more.

That is the story of education.

Story from Dr Adolfson via Frank Mihalic.

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