THE OAK AND THE REEDS
There was an oak on the bank of a river. One day a hard wind blew and uprooted the tree and threw it to the other side of the river. The oak fell among some reeds by the water, and said to them, "You are very weak and thin but the storm did you no harm, whereas I am very strong but the storm uprooted me and threw me into the water. How can this be?" The reeds replied, "You were stubborn. You fought against the storm but it was stronger than you. But we bow and yield to winds. So, the storm did us no harm".