Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-05-2010, 04:39 PM   #1 
Zenandra
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orange County, New York
A Story For Those Who Dont Think We Can Make A Difference!

The Starfish Story

Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"

The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."

"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "I made a difference to that one!"
Zenandra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 04:57 PM   #2 
CodeRed
Member
 
CodeRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: USofA
This is the story I always use for the people who don't believe in buying bettas from pet stores. I can understand dogs, but it's a different story for fish.
CodeRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 08:49 PM   #3 
Nikita
New Member
 
Nikita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
wow thank you, now i feel a little better about buying kiki yesterday from petco, i normally try not to buy fish from them but CT females are hard to come by around here and as soon as i saw her i was smitten, she looks young and healthy, i'm only quarintieening her as a courtesy to Shere Kahn.
Nikita is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What a difference 24 hours can make.... Calmwaters Betta Fish Care 10 10-23-2009 06:13 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.