Do you have people in your life who annoy the hell out of you? Sure you do, none of us are perfect – but if we learned to live with the imperfections of our fellow man, we could all benefit in some way or another.
This fable explains it perfectly.
The hedgehog is the ideal animal to demonstrate this fable; you will see why as you read on (isn’t he just the cutest little thing)?
It was the coldest winter ever and many animals died because of the cold.
The hedgehogs, 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 from each other but they soon 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 caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the warmth at came from the others. This way they were able to survive.
Moral of the story :
The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person’s good qualities.
The real moral to this story could be to learn to live with the pricks in your life – just sayin’.