Birds and Foolish Birds [Good Advice]
upon a time, there was a giant tree in the forest. Many
many birds lived in this tree. And the wisest of them
was their leader.
day the leader bird saw two branches rubbing against each
other. They were making wood powder come falling down.
Then he noticed a tiny wisp of smoke rising from the rubbing
branches. He thought, "There is no doubt a fire is
starting that may burn down the whole forest."
the wise old leader called a meeting of all the birds
living in the great tree. He told them, "My dear
friends, the tree we are living in is beginning to make
a fire. This fire may destroy the whole forest. Therefore
it is dangerous to stay here. Let us leave this forest
The wise birds agreed to follow his advice. So they flew
away to another forest in a different land. But the birds
who were not so wise said, "That old leader panics
so easily. He imagines crocodiles in a drop of water!
Why should we leave our comfortable homes that have always
been safe? Let the scared ones go. We will be brave and
trust in our trees!"
and behold, in a little while the wise leader's warning
came true. The rubbing branches made sparks that fell
in the dry leaves under the tree. Those sparks became
flames that grew and grew. Soon the giant tree itself
caught fire. The foolish birds who still lived there were
blinded and choked by the smoke. Many, who could not escape,
were trapped and burned to death.
moral is: Those who ignore the advice of the wise,
do so at their own risk.