A Farmer who was close to death wanted to share his knowledge with his sons on the best way to keep up the farm. He called them to his bedside and said, “My children, all that I have to leave you can be found in the vineyards.” The sons, thinking their father was referring to a hidden treasure, set to work with their spades and ploughs and overturned the soil again and again. They found no treasure, but the vines, strengthened by the thorough tillage, repaid their labor with an extraordinarily abundant crop.
Industry in itself is a treasure.
How would you use this fable to teach your children?