The Fable of Porcupine : A great story for any family !!

Yet, another story to reassure : United we stand, divided we fall.

Forwarded by Velu || Source : Unknown

If We Hold On Together

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 & protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companion.

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 & 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 when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others & can admire the other person’s good qualities.

Better to be surrounded by warm pricks than be frozen in solitude!!!!!!

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

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