A father said to his daughter “You have graduated with a first class honours degree, and my gift to you is a car I bought many years ago. It is pretty old now but before I give it to you, take it to the local used car dealer and tell them I want to sell it and see how much they offer you for it.”
The daughter did as her father asked but returned and said, “They only offered me £1,000 because the said it looks pretty worn out.”
The father then requested that she take the car to the nearest pawn shop. The daughter returned to her father and said, ”The pawn shop offered only £100 because it is an old car.”
The father asked his daughter to finally go to a car club and show them the car. The daughter then took the car to the club, returned and told her father that the club offered £100,000 for the car because, in their opinion, the car is iconic and sought by many collectors.
The father explained the following to his daughter, “The right place values you the right way. If you are not valued, do not be angry, it means you are simply in the wrong place. Those who know your value are those who appreciate you……Never stay in a place where no one sees your value.”