Lesson from the Hedgehogs – Teamwork

by Stephen on October 21, 2013 · 27 comments

in Moral Stories

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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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cynthia October 21, 2013 at 10:15 am

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

2 Freeman Ringim October 21, 2013 at 11:20 am

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

3 Hariharakrishnan October 21, 2013 at 12:09 pm

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

4 Angel October 21, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I love the moral of this story.

5 Sarah October 21, 2013 at 1:37 pm

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

6 Israel Meshileya October 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Nice one friend keep it up 🙂

7 Eshita October 22, 2013 at 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.

8 Sundar Thapa Magar October 22, 2013 at 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 …..

9 Himanish October 22, 2013 at 12:49 am

It is, it is so good.

10 Madhoor October 22, 2013 at 12:54 am

Nice one

11 Shweta Purniya October 22, 2013 at 1:41 am

Wonderful example….

12 Wilson October 22, 2013 at 2:30 am

Excellent story & moral.

13 Thomas Puttanany October 22, 2013 at 11:44 am

Beautiful story with wonderful meaning.

14 Prasurjya October 22, 2013 at 10:42 pm

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

15 Lurthu October 23, 2013 at 2:07 am

What a wonderful lesson for teamwork. Thank you.

16 Camilia October 23, 2013 at 7:05 am

Wow! Such a wonderful story with big moral.

17 Ktzapau October 23, 2013 at 8:17 am

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

18 Bhawana October 25, 2013 at 6:13 am

Wonderful story with great moral. Thanks for sharing.

19 Anoj Agarwala October 26, 2013 at 6:31 am

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

20 Dileep Vatsa October 27, 2013 at 4:57 am

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

21 Dharani October 28, 2013 at 2:16 am

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

22 Prabhu De Linz November 26, 2013 at 12:33 pm


23 Prabhu De Linz November 26, 2013 at 12:35 pm

It’s true in friendship.

24 Caty January 12, 2014 at 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.

25 Nanvy July 5, 2014 at 2:20 am


26 Jothi kasinathan August 8, 2014 at 5:12 am


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