James Bender， in his book How to Talk Well tells the story of a farmer who grew award-winning corn. Each year he won a blue ribbon. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it.
The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors. "How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year？" the reporter asked. "Why，" said the farmer， "didn't you know？ The wind picks up pollen（花粉） from the ripening corn and carries it from field to field. If my neighbors grow bad corn， cross-pollination（异花受粉） will slowly reduce the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn， I must help my neighbors grow good corn."
He is very much aware of the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbors' corn also improves. The lesson for each of us is this： If we are to grow good corn， we must help our neighbors grow good corn.
To everyone's surprise， a farmer's corn always won a blue ribbon in the state fair every year. This remained a secret for a long time until a reporter learned the truth while he interviewed the farmer. He shared his seed corn with his neighbors， for he knew very well that if he wanted to grow good corn， he must help others grow good corn as well， or the quality of his corn would be affected.
So it is in our life. Those who choose to live well should help the poor to live well， for the value of a life is measured by what the life brings to others. In fact， we're all members of a big family. Obviously， no one can live normally by himself without keeping in touch with others. Therefore， we should help each other and improve our lives. Only in this way can we get our dreams realized.