Fable of the Porcupine

Discussion in 'Open Mic' started by Mike Meints, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    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 companions.

    After a while, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and 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 heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.

    The best relationship 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.
    The moral of the story is:

    Just learn to live with the Pr??ks in your life
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  2. Stogies

    Stogies One more please!

    Aug 22, 2015

  3. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    And this is the small wounds we get? :bang:
    Haha!! ;)
  4. isialk

    isialk Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 7, 2017
    I never heard that analogy but it’s a good one mike. Thanks

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  5. ronin11

    ronin11 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Apr 17, 2017
  6. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    Sometimes the small wounds are nice. They remind us that we are indeed human. They get our attention and cause us to pay attention. You’ve pointed out a great way to look at family sometimes. They may poke but they are offering their warmth. Good post.
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  7. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    I would cuddle with that.
  8. mikemac

    mikemac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Apr 22, 2017
    Great post thanks
  9. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2017
    I think when they mate they piss all over each other to soften the quills, so there's probably a lesson in that, too.
  10. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    That excuse has never worked for me.

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