The animals of the forest realized one day that none of them was the perfect animal: the birds flew very well, but they did not swim or dig; the hare was a great runner, but he could not fly nor could he swim ... And so all the rest.
Would not there be a way to establish an academy to improve the animal race? Said and done. In the first race class, the rabbit was a marvel, and everyone gave him an outstanding result; but in the flight class they took the rabbit to the branch of a tree and said: "Fly rabbit!".
The animal jumped and crashed to the ground, with such bad luck that it broke two legs and also failed in the final race exam. The bird was fantastic flying, but they asked him to dig like the mole. In doing so he injured his wings and his beak and, from then on, he could not fly either; with what neither approved the excavation test nor arrived at the approval in the flight. Let us convince ourselves: a fish must be a fish, a great fish, a magnificent fish, but it does not have to be a bird. An intelligent man must sharpen his intelligence and not strive to succeed in sports, mechanics and art at the same time. An ugly person will hardly become beautiful, but can be nice and good. because only when we learn to love seriously what we are, we will be able to turn what we are into a marvel. Anthony de Mello