The Fable of Porcupines…..
(I felt it worth reading and sharing, hence sharing)
Porcupines are rodentian mammals with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that protect against predators. A single porcupine can have more than 30,000 quills, which are actually sharp bristles of fused hair. When another animal attacks the porcupine, its quills detach, burrowing into the adversary’s flesh and inflicting painful, potentially deadly wounds.
Long time ago, It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. The Porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.
After a while, they decided to distance themselves one from the other & they began to die, alone & 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 caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the warmth and the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.
The best Group is not the one that brings together perfect people, but where each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and at the same time, admire the other person’s good qualities as well.
Better to be surrounded by ‘warm wounds’ than be frozen in solitude.
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