Two Children

Two little children spilled their milk.

One parent said, “Look what you did! If you hadn’t been goofing around that would not have happened!” and went to fetch a rag.

The other parent said, “Opps! Accidents happen. Here is a rag. I’ll hold your plate while you wipe.”

The first child knew that she was bad.

The second child knew that he is human.

The first child knew that she was incompetent.

The second child knew that he was capable.

The first child felt alone.

The second child felt part of a community of helpers.

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