The Peacock

The Peacock
Aesop's Fables - The Peacock

Once upon a time, a proud peacock with feathers of glittering blue and green lived in a rich and lovely yard. Nothing made the peacock happier than to prance around the garden, displaying its stunning plumage to onlookers.

However, one day while it was strolling around the yard, the peacock heard an odd noise coming from a nearby shrub. When the peacock went to investigate, he discovered that the bush was teeming with small, unassuming birds that were all chirping and singing in unison.

The peacock made the decision to join in since he was a little envious of the birds' music. It then paraded over to the bush and started singing and dancing in an effort to display its own musical prowess.

But when the peacock sang and danced, it soon became clear that it lacked any musical ability whatsoever and that its voice was unpleasant and harsh. The small birds were pitying toward the peacock, which made him feel humiliated and ashamed.

The peacock came to the conclusion that it should focus on what it was good at since flaunting its exquisite feathers was much more effective than singing. It consequently stopped singing and went back to the garden, promising never to try singing again.

The moral of the story is that while it's necessary to be modest and aware of our limitations, we should also be proud of who we are and what we can accomplish. Instead of attempting to perform things that are beyond our capacity, we should concentrate on honing the skills and talents that are already a part of us. Therefore, while being humble and aware of our limitations, we should be proud of who we are and what we are capable of.