The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
Aesop's Fables - The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

There once was a mouse named Townie that resided in the city. He was accustomed to the frantic pace of life and all its conveniences. He lived in a cute little house, had plenty to eat, and even a servant mouse to help him out around the house.

Country Mouse, Townie's cousin, traveled from the country to see him one day. Country Mouse was used to living simply, eating whatever he could find and having only a little nest to call home.

Townie was eager to introduce his cousin to the city and all that it has to offer. A feast of the finest dishes was first presented to them on golden platters. They were about to start digging when they heard a loud boom. It was the sound of people walking up!

Country Mouse was frightened and sprinted as quickly as he could back to his nest in the countryside. While Townie hid till the humans had passed by because she was accustomed to the bustle and chose to remain where she was.

Townie went back to his cousin's nest and discovered it to be deserted. In his note, Country Mouse stated that he preferred the quiet lifestyle of the country to the continual danger and bustle of the city.

The moral of the story is that we should always be grateful for and appreciative of what we have, even if it is not as extravagant as what others have. In addition, it's critical to discover fulfillment in our own lives rather than attempting to chase after the things we believe will make us happy.