Once upon a time, there was a young boy named Tom who was always incredibly meticulous. Tom was always making sure that everything was perfect and in its place, from his bedroom to his schoolwork. He loved to take his time and pay close attention to detail in everything he did.

Tom was a great student in school, always getting straight A’s, and he was popular among his classmates. His teachers knew him for always being very organized and for spending an inordinate amount of time making sure his work was perfect.

One day, Tom’s class was assigned a group project, where they had to make a model of a historical landmark. The project was due in one week, and all the students would be graded on their individual contributions as well as the overall project as a group.

Tom got to work right away, researching the landmark and gathering all the necessary materials. He spent hours in the library and at the craft store, selecting just the right pieces and making sure everything was going to fit together perfectly. He worked tirelessly day and night, putting his project together with incredible detail and precision.

Meanwhile, the other members of the group were not putting in nearly as much work as Tom. They all decided to simply show up at the project presentation and see if Tom had done enough for all of them to pass.

On the day of presentation, Tom was the only one in the group who had completed the project. Although, his meticulous efforts had paid off, and he had created an amazing model of the landmark. Everyone in the class was in awe of his work and he got the highest score on the project.

However, all of his group members ended up failing, because they didn’t bother to help. This made Tom feel terrible and he wished that he had taken the time to explain the project to them and encourage them to help.

In the end, Tom learned a valuable lesson – that it is important to be thorough and pay attention to detail in everything you do, but you should also be mindful of how your actions affect others. Nobody should ever be left out or taken for granted because it will only lead to negative consequences.

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