One winter day, a wild ass was wandering aimlessly about. Suddenly he came to the edge of the forest and saw a donkey lying in the warm sun at full length. Quite care-free as the donkey looked, the wild ass envied him a lot.
Going up to the donkey the wild ass said, “How lucky you are indeed ! Your sleek skin shows how well you live. I am not as lucky as you are. OK ; so long.” Even after leaving the place, the wild ass kept thinking about the donkey.
A few days later, the wild ass came again to see the donkey. But this time the donkey had a heavy load on his back. His master was following him with a rod in hand. Off and on he hit the donkey to keep him moving at a steady pace.
“Ah ! what a miserable life you have ! I no longer envy you. I never knew that you have to buy your comfort at this price,” said the wild ass from a distance and went his way.
Once upon a time two frogs lived in a marsh. They were very happy with their lot there.
But as the high summer approached the marsh began to dry up. And to ! it was all dry in a few days. So, the frogs were compelled to say good-bye to it. Looking for a new shelter for themselves, the frogs reached a deep well. They sat on its edge and looked inside. It had a lot of water in it.
One of the frogs was so overjoyed to see the water that he at once said, “This well looks quite a fit place for us to live. It will be cool and safe inside it. Let’s jump in to settle there.”
But the other frog was far wiser. He replied, ” Not so soon, my friend ! we left the marsh when it had dried up. So, first think how we shall come out of this well if it goes dry.”
The first frog had no words to reply. He had realized the fact that one must think well before taking any step.
life is what you make it