Life in Newburgh on Ythan

By Talpa

My bonsai maple survives another winter

"To me, the poor are like Bonsai trees. When you plant the best seed of the tallest tree in a six-inch deep flower pot, you get a perfect replica of the tallest tree, but it is only inches tall. There is nothing wrong with the seed you planted; only the soil-base you provided was inadequate. Poor people are bonsai people. There is nothing wrong with their seeds. Only society never gave them a base to grow on."

Muhammad Yunus. Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist, civil society leader and  Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

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