Thursday, July 12, 2012

The GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY in the SURVIVAL GAME.

I can vouch that anybody, in his right frame of mind, would not want to be caught dead with a grisly porcupine.

Why don’t you try to pat one?

A porcupine incites fear and disgust with its thorny skin and would not be your standard idea of a beautiful pet.

It’s classified under the endangered species and only survives in the wilds.

I have been told that, during the Ice Age many animals died because of the cold. Seeing this situation, the porcupines decided to group together, so they wrapped up well and protected one another.

But they hurt one another with their thorns, and so then they decided to stay apart from one another.

They started to freeze to death again.

So they had to make a choice: either they vanished from the face of the earth or they accepted their neighbor’s thorns.

They wisely decided to stay together again. They learned to live with the small wounds that a very close relationship could cause, because the most important thing was the warmth given by the other.

And in the end they survived. Is there a moral to this story?


Aboard this turbulent planet, there are all kinds of despicable rogues. If you want to survive, you will have to learn to adapt and live in harmony with the good, the bad and the ugly.

 A lesson in kind will be this story of the ugly porcupine.

Beauty is but skin-deep.

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