Used by 109'12 Classic to end the session on Resilience! (How cute!(: )
Once upon a time there were two rocks, Brother Rock and Sister Rock. These two rocks, coincidentally, were sent to the same rock sculptor to be made into beautiful sculptures. The sculptor first picked up the Brother Rock, and started hammering away. However, Brother Rock was stubborn and tough. No matter how hard the sculptor tried, he could not chisel and hammer away the parts of Brother Rock that he wished he could, as the Brother was too resistant to it. In the end, the sculptor felt that the Brother Rock was a useless piece of rock for making a proper sculpture, and threw it away. Next, he picked up the Sister Rock, and started doing the same sculpting work to it. Sister Rock behaved differently from Brother Rock – she was calm and patient, and let the sculptor work on her, being hammered, drilled and chiseled away, reacting to whatever the sculptor wanted to create. Soon, she was a beautiful piece of art – A statue of a goddess. She was sent to be put in a showcase at a museum, and crowds of people surrounded her everyday to look at how beautiful she was.
Years passed, and the museum underwent a major renovation. The Brother Rock was made into a floor tile, and coincidentally, he was being installed right next to where Sister Rock was at in the museum. Brother and Sister were very happy to be reunited, and when the Brother looked at how beautiful she was now, he said, “I’m so proud to have a sister like you, so beautiful, so majestic…” And the Sister Rock replied, “If only you weren’t as stubborn and resistant to change and the sculptor’s methods, then you would have become a tall and majestic structure as well. But I thank you for giving me that chance to be picked to become so beautiful, it was only because you were stubborn that the sculptor picked me.”
Moral of the story
In life, the only thing that is constant is change. If we react to it in the way in which Brother Rock did, we might miss out on something that may potentially change our lives for the better. Like the Sister Rock, we can choose to adapt, and change under pressure. Eventually, we may become something beautiful. If you want the rainbow, you have to have the rain first (: Just like how diamonds are formed - they are formed when a rock is compressed under the highest pressure. Before that, if they cannot withstand the pressure, they crack and disintegrate, and turn into something of less value. So strengthen your mind. You can adapt to new situations and change, and eventually, become someone you never thought you can become.