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By Vinesh Nambiar

Illustrated by Albert Lalmuanpuia Ralte


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By Vinesh Nambiar Illustrated by Albert Lalmuanpuia Ralte Copyright © 2007 The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the copyright owners. Published by The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation. ISBN 978-0-9798986-6-2 ™

changing the world one heart at a time

PEACE

TRUTH

NONVIOLENCE

LOVE

RIGHTEOUSNESS

www.hv4k.org


Julia didn’t come from a family that had a lot of money, but she was definitely wealthy. The type of wealth that she had could never be taken away. Her wealth was deep within her heart in the form of human values, such as truth, righteousness, peace, and love.

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One day, Julia was walking to class with her friends, Sarjen and Armaan, when they saw a new girl at school. They decided to introduce themselves.

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The girl was pretty and had on fancy, designer clothes. They couldn’t help but notice her earrings, necklace, and bracelet too because they glistened in the sun.

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Julia cheerfully said, “Hi, my name is Julia. What’s your name?” “My name is Riqueza,” replied the girl.

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“How do you like our school?” asked Sarjen. “I don’t like it at all,” Riqueza answered.

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“Why not?” asked Armaan. Riqueza bluntly responded, “This school is junky. It has small, old buildings, and the clothes that people wear here are so cheap looking. My old school was rich. It had new, big buildings and well-dressed people. The people were wealthy, so they could afford nice things.”

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Julia realized that Riqueza didn’t understand the true meaning of wealth. Julia said, “Riqueza, although this school is not brand new, and the people don’t dress fancy, it is the best school in town. You see, wealth cannot be measured by money, clothes, and buildings. True wealth can only be measured by how something or someone makes you feel on the inside.”

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“At this school, we are taught human values. We are taught to love and care for each other. This kind of wealth never runs out and it’s easy to get – just reach inside your heart. This is why our school gets top marks when compared to other schools.”

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After hearing Julia, Riqueza slowly changed her view of wealth and soon realized the true value of her new school.

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This book is dedicated to the Love that resides in the hearts of everyone.

108 Steps to Love

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Media that Makes a Difference

The End of Education is Character

Research that can Change the World

Learn more about the projects above at www.hv4k.org/framework . The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting universal human values in children. All products, projects, and programs developed by the organization have this aim in mind and contribute to this end. The organization operates on the premise that there is no solution more effective to solving the problems facing our world than to elicit the innate wisdom that resides in the hearts of our children. The organization has been built on the foundation of Peace, Truth, Righteousness, Nonviolence, and Love. Hence, the vision for The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation is to change the world one heart at a time through values that apply to all people at all times in all places.

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changing the world one heart at a time

PEACE

TRUTH

NONVIOLENCE

LOVE

RIGHTEOUSNESS

www.hv4k.org


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The Adventures in Human Values books are simple, yet powerful stories that teach kids about the importance of basic human values. Join Shivam, Khiara, Dorian, Elizabeth, CJ, Julia, Ahmed, Melia, and Keisha as they learn about CLEANLINESS, BEAUTY, UNITY, PERCEPTION, FREEDOM, WEALTH, INSPIRATION, EQUANIMITY, and HELPING in this inspiring seventh series. If we are to change our world for the better, then it must begin in the hearts of our children.

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changing the world one heart at a time

PEACE

TRUTH

NONVIOLENCE

LOVE

RIGHTEOUSNESS

www.hv4k.org


Adventures in Human Values - Stories for Children – WEALTH