I like the centuries-old story some call “Acres of Diamonds?” A wealthy, content farmer learns about diamonds and then considers himself poor because he has none. He sells his farm and goes searching for diamonds. When he fails to find any, he casts himself into the sea, dejected. Back on what was the man’s farm, the new owner finds a sparkling stone in a stream running through the land. The new owner digs and digs, and finds acres of diamonds.
You know the moral: Look around you before you go off in hopes of fulfilling your dreams elsewhere.… Read the rest