Monday, December 29, 2008

How much do you really want it

A young man asked Socrates how he could get wisdom. Socrates replied, "Come with me."
He took the lad to a river, pushed the boy's head under water, held it there until the boy was gasping for air, then relaxed and released his head.
When the boy regained his composure, Socrates asked him, "What did you desire most when you were under water?"
"I wanted air," said the boy
Socrates said to him, "When you want wisdom as much as you wanted air when you were immersed in the water, you will receive it."

I found this on a fellow teammate's page on facebook and it totally moved me, so I thought I'd share it with you. How true.

1 comment:

mithu said...

it moved me too! i love the veracity of this lesson.