Diversity, a strength to survive

One for all and all for one

One for all and all for one

As a way of demonstrating what it’s about, I thought we would share the heart-warming tale of the porcupine and its survival this warm Saturday evening.

It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions even though they gave off heat to each other.

After a while, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth.

Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. This way they learned to live with the little wounds that were caused by the close relationship with their companion, but the most important part of it, was the heat that came from the others.
This way they were able to survive.

Moral of the story:
The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but the best is when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person’s good qualities. We thrive in our diversity and it’s in the differences that we are the most complete.

The Moral of the story……….LEARN TO LOVE THE IMPERFECTIONS IN YOUR LIFE!

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About Tebogo Molapisane

I specialize in talent management with a sole purpose of producing leaders in all areas I'm involved in at the same time turning work groups into high performance teams. I have worked in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Insurance, Retail Banking, Mass Affluent and Private Banking, Banking Operations and Retail Financial Services. I choose the method of executive coaching to co-create and implement within the teams I have led. A graduate of the University of Cape Town, I further studied Gordon Institite of Business Science as well as Rotterdam School of Business, The Netherlands.

One response to “Diversity, a strength to survive”

  1. SpiritDee says :

    Reblogged this on It's not just words and commented:
    Very interesting read…

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