THE FIR-TREE AND THE BRAMBLE
The firtree was boasting to a bramble and said contemptuously, You poor creature, you are totally useless. Now, look at me: I am useful for everything. Men need me when they build houses: they can't do without me." Then the bramble replied, "That is very well; but you wait until they come with axes and cut you down; then you will wish you were a bramble, not a firtree."
It is better to be poor without care than to be rich with many responsibilities.