Once upon a time, in a small village in the countryside, lived a young boy named Jason. Jason was an avid lover of nature and he loved spending time outdoors. On his way to school one morning, he stumbled upon a most unusual sight – a rose bush with its petals scattered on the ground. He was curious and decided to investigate.
On further inspection, he noticed that the petals were not ripped off or blown away by the wind, but they were carefully detached. As he looked around, he noticed a few more rose bushes – all without any petals. Jason quickly realized that someone had been “depetalizing” these plants.
He couldn’t understand who could do such a thing to the beauty of nature, and he started to cry. Just then, a wise old man, who was known in the village as the local herbalist, noticed Jason and asked him why he was crying.
The boy explained what he had seen and asked the old man why someone would want to do something like that. The wise old man smiled and explained that while he didn’t know who was doing it, he could tell Jason why they were doing it.
The old man told him that the person was a flower farmer and that he depetalized the roses in order to increase the yield of oil the flowers produced. He explained that without the petals, the flowers would produce more oil, which would be used to make perfumes, medicines and even aromatherapy oils.
The old man then further explained that while the depetalization of the roses may have seemed cruel, it was actually a very responsible thing to do. He told Jason that the oil farmer was being careful not to overharvest the roses, and that the depetalization process was just a way of ensuring the sustainability of the flowers.
As Jason listened to the old man’s wise words, he understood why this was done and he stopped crying. The old man then told him to try and appreciate the beauty of nature, even if it came in a different form, and to keep in mind the importance of sustainability.
Moral of the story: No matter how cruel something may appear, it might be done out of respect for the environment. We should always appreciate the beauty of nature in whatever form it takes, and remember that sustainability is key to protecting our environment.