The tale of two Oak trees.

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A short tale on the respect and wisdom of our elders.

Submitted: November 09, 2011

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Submitted: November 09, 2011

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Oak tree tale.

You take two oak trees. One is a hundred years old the other 20. The 20 year old tree , strongly set,young, vibrant in color, has seen it's fair share of natural circumstances such as fire, strong winds, lightning, floods, drought, etc, and also been through three unusually strong storms in one season. Firmly proving it's strength and vitality of youth. The older 100 year old tree also has been through all the things mentioned from the younger tree including the three terrible storms in the same season and though old, worn, and not as lively and vibrant as the much younger tree she still stands. Now if these trees could talk which tree would you sit down and listen too the young strong seemingly unperishable tree? Or the fragile, and almost sad to ones eyes old tree? The 100 year old tree not only has withstood everything the younger tree has but has done so for a whole century and still stands to tell it's story. The younger tree unlike the older tree has not seen young saplings dwindle from drought for a hundred years, neighboring trees get snapped in two from hurricane winds for a hundred years, fires claiming trees each year that it grew along side with for a hundred years, and trees fall over from serious floods for a hundred years. Though the young tree may have witnessed all the older tree has, the older tree is still 80 years it senior with a heck of a lot more to tell! The younger tree though strong and vibrant still has a lot to prove and if it could hope, in it's struggle to survive hope to last as long as it's neighbor the 100 year old Oak tree. That being said, in our youth we sometimes get carried away with our thoughts and ideas. Allowing them to spark sometimes half truths in our youthful arrogance and we forget to acknowledge the individuals that came before and not only thought those same thoughts but through time , trial , and error perfected them into true knowledge.


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