Once upon a time, an unhappy horse wished for longer, thinner legs, a neck like a swan, and a saddle that would grow on his back as part of his body. He thought all of these things would bring him great happiness, because they would make him more beautiful. Well, it so happened that the horse’s wishes were granted and he was given all the things he wished for. But when the horse went to a reflecting pond to admire his improved image, he was horrified. The things that seemed so desirable individually had become totally undesirable collectively- he had been changed into a camel.

Moral of the story: It is better to work with what you have than to wish for the things you don’t have.

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