Once upon a time there lived a generous and kind hearten king. He was fond of animals and and birds. He had a huge bird sanctuary and an animal park in his country. He ordered all his followers to not harm the animals and birds and even kill them for eating meat.
All the peoples of his kingdom was happy to know this and they also obey his king’s decision. One day his neighbor king was gifted two beautiful falcons for his generosity and kindness towards birds. Those two falcons belonged to a different kingdom and lived in a different nature. The king thanked the neighbor king for gifting these birds. He took those falcon’s to his sanctuary and ordered his minister to provide all the facilities to these falcons to feel comfortable in their country.
The minister said to the bird trainer to provided all essentials to help the birds to grow in this condition. Gradually, the birds got adapted to the country’s atmosphere.
One day the king wanted to see the falcons fly as he heard that one of those falcons fly to great heights at a very high speed. The king was quite surprised and rewarded the bird trainer with handful of gold coins. He inquired about the other falcon gifted by the neighbor king.
The bird trainer stated with regret that the other falcon did not move even a step from the day one and just sat on the branch. The trainer also added that he tried everything best he could do and still he failed to make this bird move. The king consoled him and told the trainer that he would bring someone who knew about falcons. The king announced about his requirement. Hearing this announcement, an old man reached the Kingdom and assured him that he would make the bird fly. The king asked the minister to take the old man to the sanctuary to train the falcon. He told that he would visit them the next day to see if there was any change.
The next day, the king was very surprised to see the other falcon fly like the first one to great heights in rapid speed. The king was too happy and rewarded him handful of gold coins. The king asked, “What you did to make the bird fly in a day?” The old man simply replied, ‘I just cut down the branches of the tree where the falcon used to sit.’
Many of us are like this. We have wings to fly, we know how to fly, and where to fly still we sit doing nothing or doing something that makes us inferior to others.
Moral: Don’t try to walk when you have wings to fly!