In a far off forest lived a crow that seemed to be very satisfied and happy with this life. He was happy with the way he looked and the way his life was spent. One day however the crow was flying around the forest when he met a swan. The crow couldn’t help but stop and stare at swan because he had never seen a bird so beautiful before. He could not help but feel bad about his own black feathers as he looked at how purely white the swan was.
“You must be the happiest bird in the forest because you are so beautiful” said the crow.
“If you think I am the most beautiful, then you have not seen a parrot yet. He has two beautiful colors whereas I am just plain white” said the swan and went off into the lake. The crow also left, now thinking about the parrot with two colors.
A few days later as he was flying around, the crow came across the parrot the swan had mentioned. When the crow looked at the beautiful colors of the parrot, he said “You must be the happiest bird in the forest”.
“I was a very happy bird, but then I saw the peacock. The peacock has so many colors and I only have two” said the parrot before flying away.
Now the crow was very curious to see the peacock and admire his beauty for himself. So he flew far from the forest to see where he can find a peacock. One day he finally found him. The crow was amazed, looking at the way the peacock spread his feathers. So many people had gathered around the peacock also watching him spread his beautiful feathers and admiring his beauty. Soon when the crowds dispersed, the crow approached the peacock.
“You must be the happiest bird alive. You have such magnificent colors and such beautiful feathers. So many people want to look at you and admire you.” croaked the crow.
“How can I be happy about my colors when I am here trapped in this zoo and cannot even roam freely because of these colors. Sometimes I wish I was a crow. You my friend are the only bird who is not caged, and I would trade these colors for some freedom any day” said the peacock.
It was only after the peacock spoke that the crow realized that comparing himself with other birds was not right because he has his own blessings.