The Oak Tree and the Reeds
The Oak tree always thought that he was far stronger than the reeds.
He said to himself ‘I stand upright in storm. I don’t bend my head in fear every time the wind blows. But these reeds are really so weak.’
That very night blew a storm and the mighty oak tree was uprooted.
‘Thank god!’ sighed the reeds, ‘Our way is better. We bend but we don’t break.