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Porcupines are fascinating creatures.It is hard to believe, but each porcupine has an average about 30,000 quills. These are really like a hair but are coated with a keratin-like substance. When attacked the porcupine responds by dashing backwards into the enemy, and several of these quills get stuAck in the attacker’s body causing serious injury.When one quill falls off from the porcupine’s body, another quickly takes its place.
I often think there are people who take after the animal! Docile at the first appearance……but when provoked,boy, all those quills are quickly out to fix you! I want to share with you an interesting story from the world of porcupines that holds a valuable-and pointed- life lessons for all of us.
The story is like it was a seriously harrowing time in porcupine’s land.The winter was severe and the porcupines were finding survival most difficult.They were freezing to death. That is when they held a meeting to discuss on a course of action. As they got together to discuss their survival strategy, they discovered that just by being in close proximity with each other they were able to feel warmer and protect each other. Being closeted together meant that their bodies generated heat which helped keep everybody warm. So they found they could survive the cold by just staying together.
But there was a problem.As they moved closer,they found each other’s quills to be a problem-they pocked and hurt. Feeling this discomfort,some porcupines decided to avoid the pain from the quill pokes and moved away. As they ventured out on their own, the cold got them into its grip and they died.
Soon better sense prevailed and porcupines realized it was better to stay together and survive rather than go out on their own and die. Getting poked by the quills of porcupines that were close to them seemed like a small price to pay for the survival.
You will probably find that the porcupine story rings true in the context of our families and orgnizations. We often get hurt by the words and actions of people close to us. We move away in anger, not realizing that being away- and alone- could mean paying a bigger price. You can notice how families,siblings fight and homes break up because of small differences- the odd porcupine prick. Business partnerships and joint ventures fell apart, and employees decides to part ways- because of minor differences with their partners and colleageus. We all seem to think that going away would put an end to our trouble. No more quill priks is what we tell ourselves. But we seldom realize that going away often marks the beginning of new trouble, bigger challenges.
It is probably significant that the porcupines are hurt by the quills only of those porcupines that are closest to them.The porcupine that is far away does not cause pain,nor does it provide any warmth.It is good to remember that in life,the little heartaches and the discomfort and pain may be CAUSED BY THE ONES CLOSEST TO US- BUT THEY ARE THE ONES WHO GIVE US WARMTH WHEN WE NEED IT MOST.
YES! THIS IS REALITY OF LIFE!!
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