Fable of the Porcupine

It was the

coldest winter ever.  Many animals died

because of

the cold.  The porcupines, realizing the

situation, decided to

group together.  This way,

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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 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.

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.

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