Present Value

giving1A rich man once asked a friend, “Why am I criticized for being miserly? Everyone knows I will leave everything to charity when I die.”

“Well,” said the friend, “let me tell you about the pig and the cow. The pig was lamenting to the cow one day about how unpopular he was. “People are always talking about your gentleness and your kind eyes,” said the pig. “Sure you give milk and cream, but I give more. I give bacon, ham and bristles. They even pickle my feet! Still, nobody likes me. Why is this?”

The cow thought a minute, then replied, “Well, maybe it’s because I give while I’m still living.”

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1 Comment

  1. Nice story I didn’t know about it. We need to do whatever need to be done here and now. The present moment is the only one.

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