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The Reward

A short Arabic poem tells the story of a raindrop which, falling into the sea, cried out, "Oh, sea, how insignificant I am next to your immensity!"

Later into the ocean, the raindrop was absorbed by a shell. It turned into a splendid pearl who ended up shining brightly on the crown of a king. Talked about, living in the minds of people, admired and unique—all for having affirmed its insignificance.

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