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Weekend Story- Who’s The Happiest?


There was once a crow that was satisfied in life.

One day, it saw a swan, and it started thinking- Wow, the Swan is so white while I am so dark !!

The Crow went to the Swan and said – You are so white and beautiful; you must be the happiest bird in the world.

Smiling, the Swan replied, Actually, I was really feeling good about myself until I saw a parrot, which had two colors. I know I am not happy. I think the parrot is more beautiful and is definitely happier than I am.

The crow then approached the parrot and repeated what it said to the parrot- You are so colorful and beautiful- you must be the happiest bird in the world.

The parrot had something interesting to say. You know, I lived a very happy life—until I saw a Peacock. I have only two colors, but the Peacock- It was something else. It was so full of multiple colors and so beautiful. I know the Peacock is definitely happier than me.

The crow then decided to visit the Peacock in the zoo and saw hundreds of people gathered around to admire its beauty. Later in the evening, after all the visitors to the zoo left, the crow approached the Peacock and said- Hey, Peacock, you are so beautiful. Thousands of people visit you every day to admire your beauty, but the moment people see me, they shoo me away. You must be so happy.

The Peacock’s response surprised the Crow- I always thought I was the most beautiful and happy bird on the planet. But, alas. My beauty is a punishment. Because of my beauty, I am entrapped in this zoo. I have seen many animals and birds caged, but I have not seen a crow caged. I now realize that the crow is the only truly free bird; therefore, you must be the happiest bird in the world !!

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