Which marble are you?
I read on, “Bill Gates was a dropout, who finally got his honorary degree from Harvard University in June, 30 years after quitting the prestigious school to sell software!” “Other billionaires, such as Oprah Winfrey, made their fortunes against far greater odds! Born in rural Mississippi, she spent her early years living in poverty on her grandmother’s farm. She moved to Wisconsin to be with her mother, but was sexually molested by her male relatives! At age 14, she reportedly gave birth to a premature baby who died! Only after moving to Nashville to be with her father did her luck finally start to turn!”
In France there was a museum laid with beautiful marble tiles and which had a huge marble statue displayed in the middle of the lobby. Many people came from all over the world just to admire this statue. One night, a marble tile resentment writ all over its shining face started talking to the marble statue. “Statue,” it said, “it’s just not fair. Why does everybody from all over the world come all the way here just to step on me while admiring you?” Replied the Marble Statue, “My dear friend marble tile, do you remember we were actually from the same cave?”
“Yes,” said the tile bitterly, “that’s why it’s even more unfair. We were born from the same cave and yet we both receive different treatments now. Not fair!” “Then,” continued the Marble Statue, “do you still remember the day a designer tried to work on you but you resisted his tools?” “I hated the guy,” said the tile angrily, “how could he use those tools on me?” “Well he couldn’t work on you, when you resisted,” said the statue, “so he started working on me instead. I bore all the painful tools he used on me!
There was the sharp chisel and the heavy hammer and how they went at me! Hammering and chipping! Chipping and hammering! Day after day!”
“I saw those tools and I was scared,” said the tile. “My friend,” whispered the marble statue, “there is a price to everything you want to be in life! I paid the price and here I am, you didn’t and there you are stepped on by all who come to see me..!” You decide what you want to be; marble statue or tile, but remember to be a statue you have to bear the hammer and chisel..!