A stolen 'what's up' narrative

Here is an interesting story on two seas with some interesting lessons. I had heard of Dead Sea in school. No one ever told me this side of the story. You may find it interesting. I look forward to your perspective.

A tale of Two Seas !As you probably recall, the Dead Sea is really a Lake, not a sea. It’s so high in salt content that the human body can float easily. You can almost lie down and read a book! The salt in the Dead Sea is as high as 35% - almost 10 times the normal ocean water. And all that saltiness has meant that there is no life at all in the Dead Sea. No fish. No vegetation. No sea animals. Nothing lives in the Dead Sea. And hence the name: Dead Sea.

The other Sea is the Sea of Galilee. Turns out that the Sea of Galilee is just north of the Dead Sea. Both the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea receive their water from river Jordan. And yet, they are very, very different.

Unlike the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee is pretty, resplendent with rich, colorful marine life. There are lots of plants. And lots of fish too. In fact, the Sea of Galilee is home to over twenty different types of fishes.
Same region, same source of water, and yet while one sea is full of life, the other is dead. How come?

Here’s apparently why. The River Jordan flows into the Sea of Galilee and then flows out. The water simply passes through the Sea of Galilee in and then out - and that keeps the sea healthy and vibrant, teeming with marine life.

But the Dead Sea is so far below the mean sea level, that it has no outlet. The water flows in from the river Jordan, but does not flow out. There are no outlet streams. It is estimated that over 7 million tons of water evaporate from the Dead Sea every day. Leaving it salty. Too full of minerals. And unfit for any marine life.

The Dead Sea takes water from the River Jordan, and holds it. It does not give.

Result? No life at all.

Think about it.

Life is not just about getting. Its about giving. We all need to be a bit like the Sea of Galilee.
We are fortunate to get wealth, knowledge, love and respect. But if we don’t learn to give, we could all end up like the Dead Sea. The love and the respect, the wealth and the knowledge could all evaporate. Like the water in the Dead Sea.

If we get the Dead Sea mentality of merely taking in more water, more money, more everything the results can be disastrous.
Good idea to make sure that in the sea of your own life, you have outlets. Many outlets. For love wealth - and everything else that you get in your life. Make sure you don’t just get, you give too.

Open the taps. And you’ll open the floodgates to happiness. Make that a habit to share and experience life… Experience the magic!:sparkles::sparkles:


awesome read.

This is like those forwards you start getting from your mom when she learns how to email.


Nice read … :slight_smile:

Good one there sir. In short, watu waachane na Scarcity Mentality. As Lucky Dube once sang;


This is an enlightening piece consistent with biblical principle of giving.

Even without the religious tilt,this is one powerful message.

Nice one!

Nice read

Damn! Ouch!

Quite informative and inspirational.

:D:D:D the only part that’s missing ni ile ya “share this with 20 people and your crush will text you, your boss won’t be such an asswipe tomorrow and your dog will stop chewing on your office shoes”

Fo’ real tho’, if I squint hard enough I can see a message in there somewhere but learn to appreciate the Dead Sea… only place skinny mo-fos like me can float on water (bony frames love playing the sinking game kwa swimo) plus bila hiyo salt watu wa Galilee hawangekula miracle loaves and fish na amani coz of all the goitre :stuck_out_tongue: