Keeping The Gold
There was once a man who loved gold so much, he melted down all the gold he owned into a huge golden boulder. Thinking it would be easier to keep in this form, he buried it in the ground behind his house. Each night he dug it up, looked at it, and then buried it again.
One night, a thief, who had seen him at his nightly task, stole the golden boulder and put an ordinary stone in its place.
When the man came out to dig up his gold, he discovered the switch and began to moan and shout about his loss. The thief, watching in the shadows, heard the pitiful moans and said, "Why are you so upset? The golden boulder you buried might as well have been stone. For, you never ever used it while you kept it for your own!"
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