When I was in 4th standard I wrote a short story about a pet bird who didn’t like to stay in a cage and wanted to fly with other birds. One day she (I refer to the bird as she) flew away from home and roamed around happily but soon the bird came to realise that a wild bird’s life was not easy and her life in her cage was way more comfortable so, she returned to her own house. The moral which I gave to story was : To value the things we have.
From the point of view of a 9year old, the story seemed just and correct but now when I look back at it I think, ‘ wasn’t that just giving up?’ I still believe it is necessary to value what you have but, if you want to achieve more, staying in the comfort zone won’t help. Everybody faces hardships to achieve their dreams. But the result that we get in return for those hardships is what keeps us going. So, if I had to write a story about the same bird now , it would be something like this :
‘ Once there was a pet bird who always wished to fly in the open sky and see the world with her own eyes. One fine day she got the chance and flew away from home. After a few days , when she had met many other birds and lived alone, she understood how hard it was to live in the wild and how lucky she was but she also realised that there were so many things she didn’t know about and so many places she had never been to. She realised that there was so much she could learn from the outside world. She was thrilled by the prospect of the many adventures that awaited her. At that very moment she also realised that leaving her comfortable cage was her best decision. She flew in the open sky, looking at a new world, falling and getting up every time she fell, learning new things and now ” with brave wings she flies. ”
Moral of the story: don’t be afraid to pursue your dreams. When you step out of your comfort zone, the things that await you are the things you’ll cherish for life. 🙂
Untill next time ^-^