One day a man was walking along the beach, when he noticed a boy hurriedly picking up and gently throwing things into the ocean.
Approaching the boy he asked: "Young man, what are you doing?" The boy replied: "Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them back, they'll die."
The man laughed to himself and said: "Don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can't make any difference!"
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the surf. Then, smiling at the man he said: "I made a difference to that one." - Loren Eisley
“Don’t believe everything you see, read, or hear from others, whether of authority, religious teachers or texts...
Find out for yourself what is truth, what is real, and you will discover that there are virtuous things and non-virtuous things.
Once you discover that for yourself, give up the bad and embrace the good.”
- Buddhist Boot Camp