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Lesson from the Hedgehogs – Teamwork

It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold.

The hedgehogs, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.

After awhile, 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. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.

Author Unknown
Submitted by Laura

The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person’s good qualities.



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  • Kwizeera ezekiel May 9, 2016, 12:50 am


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  • Caty January 12, 2014, 1:43 pm

    I understand, THAT IS AWSOME I wish I had such friendship with more friends too bad I have only one:( I guess I will get more friends cuz now I am still only 14.

  • Prabhu De Linz November 26, 2013, 12:35 pm

    It’s true in friendship.

  • Prabhu De Linz November 26, 2013, 12:33 pm


  • Dharani October 28, 2013, 2:16 am

    Wonderful story Laura… ya accepting people with their criticisms make us happy….

  • Dileep Vatsa October 27, 2013, 4:57 am

    Sharing is Love. And love brings a little pain alongside. NICE STORY.

  • Anoj Agarwala October 26, 2013, 6:31 am

    What an inspiration. If everybody practices this the world would be a heaven.

  • Bhawana October 25, 2013, 6:13 am

    Wonderful story with great moral. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ktzapau October 23, 2013, 8:17 am

    Thanks for sending me a beautiful story with a good moral. This will be forwarded to my friends also.

  • Camilia October 23, 2013, 7:05 am

    Wow! Such a wonderful story with big moral.

  • Lurthu October 23, 2013, 2:07 am

    What a wonderful lesson for teamwork. Thank you.

  • Prasurjya October 22, 2013, 10:42 pm

    Super… exactly this is what life is about…. God bless..

  • Thomas Puttanany October 22, 2013, 11:44 am

    Beautiful story with wonderful meaning.

  • Wilson October 22, 2013, 2:30 am

    Excellent story & moral.

  • Shweta Purniya October 22, 2013, 1:41 am

    Wonderful example….

  • Madhoor October 22, 2013, 12:54 am

    Nice one

  • Himanish October 22, 2013, 12:49 am

    It is, it is so good.

  • Sundar Thapa Magar October 22, 2013, 12:35 am

    The story is a good one and very useful for getting lesson in our day to day lives from family relation to working in organizations.

    Thank Laura who submitted this story …..

  • Eshita October 22, 2013, 12:02 am

    In life we should accept each other with the imperfectionality we have and construct each other with constructive criticism…. thus we can make a better world.

  • Israel Meshileya October 21, 2013, 4:51 pm

    Nice one friend keep it up 🙂

  • Sarah October 21, 2013, 1:37 pm

    Wowww!!! I love it soooooo much, so much…. thank you.

  • Angel October 21, 2013, 1:11 pm

    I love the moral of this story.

  • Hariharakrishnan October 21, 2013, 12:09 pm

    Wonderful story. It coveys the value of share & care. Overlook the negative side. One can enjoy a fruitful togetherness.

  • Freeman Ringim October 21, 2013, 11:20 am

    Thanks to you for this wonderful lesson. This is a very good lesson for me and others from my country Nigeria.

  • Cynthia October 21, 2013, 10:15 am

    What a beautiful reminder put so well! Thank you, Stephen!

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