So a man was walking down the beach, and he sees someone acting strangely, so he goes to see what it is. Someone is running, scooping down and throwing something into the ocean. As he gets closer he tries to see what it is. It is a young boy, and he is throwing starfish that are washed up, back into the ocean. “What are you doing?” Asked the man. “I’m saving these starfish.
They need water to live.” Said the boy. “son, its impossible. the beach goes for miles and there are thousands more starfish. it would take an eternity to do this. What you’re doing wont make a difference.” Replied the man. The boy pondered the thought for a few seconds, looked at the man, picked up another starfish and threw it into the ocean. He then looked back at the man and said, “it made a difference to him.”