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Fable of the porcupine


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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 awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other.


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. They learned to live with the little wounds that were caused by the

close relationship with their companions, but the most important part of it was the heat that came from the others. This way they

were able to survive.


Therefore: 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.


The Moral of the story!



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  • 4 weeks later...

I have not heard this moral expressed this way before Refur, but I like it...and it definitely gets the "point" accross in a sort of furry way. After all, the quills are a form of hair/fur aren't they

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