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Weekend Story- The Eagle And The Chicken


Once, a farmer placed an eagle’s egg in the nest of a prairie chicken.

After a few days, the egg hatched, and the little bird inside came out thinking it was a prairie chicken. So the baby eagle did what the prairie chickens did. It scrounged the soil for seeds. It clucked and clacked and never flew more than a few feet off the ground because that is how the other prairie chicks behaved.

One day, the eagle, which had become a bigger bird, saw an eagle flying gracefully and majestically in the open sky. Fascinated, it asked the other chicken, ” What is that beautiful bird?”

” Oh, that is an eagle. Unlike us, It is a majestic and powerful bird that can fly and go anywhere. We, you and us, are just prairie chicken, and our life is here on the farm.”

So the eagle never gave it a second thought, believing the words of the chicken to be true. Eventually, it lived the life of and died a prairie chicken, unable to realize its true potential of being the eagle that it was.

What a waste of life !! It was born to be an eagle- to fly and soar, but it was conditioned to live the little life of a prairie hen !!

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