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What is Your Most Valuable Asset?

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The Scottish Farmer

Whenever you do the right thing, you add to your success as this story demonstrates.

One day, while working his rocky field in , a farmer named Fleming heard someone crying for help in a bog (swampy area). He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. He found a terrified little boy stuck to his waist in black muck. The boy's struggles were pulling him deeper into the bog. The farmer pulled the boy out of the bog and saved him from a slow, horrible death.

The next day, a carriage pulled up to the farmer's cottage. A well-dressed man stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy.

"I want to repay you," said the man. "You saved my son's life."

"No, I can't accept payment for what I did," the farmer replied.

At that moment, the farmer's son came to the door of the cottage.

"Is that your son?" the man asked.

"Yes," the farmer replied.

"I'll make you a deal. I'm a wealthy man. Let me take your son and give him a good education. If your son is like you, he'll grow to be a man you can be proud of."

They agreed and the farmer's son left with the man.

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