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Fable of the porcupine

By: Shammi.

It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions even though they gave off heat to each other.

After a while, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth. Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. This way they learned to live with the little wounds that were caused by the close relationship with their companion, but the most important part of it was the heat that came from the others.

This way they were able to survive.

The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but the best is when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person’s good qualities……..

Categories: Motivate Yourself
  1. Rui Melo
    January 24, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    É uma lição importante… assim ficamos a saber que os outros também podem achar que nós também provocamos alguns problemas e mesmo assim gotamos que nos aceitem como tal.

  2. pinky
    January 24, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    very true…

  3. January 24, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    @ Rui Melo – Verdade, por isso eh uma grande licao de vida 🙂
    @ Pinky – Thank you for dropping by 🙂

  4. rajeev
    January 25, 2011 at 5:05 am

    Great learning experience.

  5. January 25, 2011 at 7:04 am

    That’s the way life is.

  6. January 25, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    @ Rajeev & Silent Observer: Very true, fully agree 🙂

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