Don’t Compare Yourself with Others

不要跟別人比較

      Once there was a happy crow. She thought that she was the happiest bird around. Then, she saw a sawn. ''I am black, and this swan is white, ''thought the crow. ''She must be happier than me.''

      The crow expressed this to the swan. The swan said, ''I thought I was the happiest until I met a parrot. He has two colors. He must be happier.''

      However, when the crow asked a parrot about this, the parrot said it wasn't true. Peacocks were very colorful. They must be the happiest birds.

從前從前有一隻快樂的烏鴉,她覺得自己是全天下最幸福的鳥兒。後來,她遇見了一隻天鵝,她心想:「我是黑色的,而這隻天鵝是白色的,她一定比我快樂。」

烏鴉將這個想法告訴天鵝,天鵝說:「在我遇到鸚鵡前,我以為我是最快樂的。鸚鵡有兩種顏色,他一定更快樂。」

然而,當烏鴉問起鸚鵡這件事情時,鸚鵡說這並非事實。孔雀五顏六色,他們肯定是最快樂的鳥類。


         The crow found a peacock at the zoo. He really was beautiful. ''You must be the happiest bird on Earth, ''the crow told him.

      ''I thought that was the case before,'' said the peacock. ''However, I'm trapped in this zoo because of my beauty. Crows are never trapped in zoos. I wish I could be a crow. Then I would be very happy.

      The peacock's words were a awake-up call for crow. Someone would always have more or less than her. She learned a lesson, and her life satisfied her again.

烏鴉在動物園找到了孔雀,孔雀果真很美麗,烏鴉告訴他:「你一定是全世界最快樂的鳥兒。」

孔雀說:「我以前也是這麼認為,不過,我卻因為我的美麗而被關在動物園裡,而烏鴉絕對不會被關在這裡。但願我是隻烏鴉,那我就會非常快樂。」

孔雀的話給了烏鴉一記當頭棒喝,比上不足、比下有餘。她學到了一課,並重新對自己的生活感到滿意。