After lots of conversations with lots of friends and colleagues to try and find the perfect name for us, we returned to a story that we believe is the foundation of all that we do at Starfish.
The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley
A man was walking on the beach one day and noticed a child along the shoreline who was reaching down, picking up a starfish and throwing it in the ocean.
As he approached, he called out, “Hello! What are you doing?”
The child looked up and said, “I’m throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide stranded them. If I don’t throw them in the water before the sun comes up, they’ll die”
“Surely you realise that there are miles of beach, and thousands of starfish. You’ll never throw them all back, there are too many. You can’t possibly make a difference.”
The child listened politely, then picked up another starfish and threw it back into the sea and said, “I made a difference to that one.”
What We Believe…
We believe that connection, collaboration and contribution are key to having meaning in our lives.
We believe that as human beings we can make a difference in our own lives and the lives of others even when we may feel stranded in our own circumstances.
Coming together, working together, contributing together make us all as individuals (and as communities) stronger and more connected.