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Two Seas

 I had heard of Dead Sea in school. No one ever told me this side of the story. You may find it interesting..

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.

*Moral :* 


*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.*  The *love* and the *respect,* the *wealth* and the *knowledge* could all *evaporate.* Like the water in the Dead Sea. *Open* the *taps.* And you'll open the *floodgates* to *happiness.* Make that a *habit to share.*