The pencil maker told the pencil five important lessons:
First: Everything you do will always leave a mark.
Second: You can always correct the mistakes you make.
Third: What is important is what is inside you.
Fourth: In life, you will undergo painful sharpenings which will make you a better pencil.
And the MOST IMPORTANT…
Fifth: To be the best pencil you can be, you must allow yourself to be held and guided by the hand that holds you.