The Crow and the Raven

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A CROW was jealous of the Raven, because he was considered a bird of good omen and always attracted the attention of men, who noted by his flight the good or evil course of future events. Seeing some travelers approaching, the Crow flew up into a tree, and, perching herself on one of the branches, cawed as loudly as she could. The travelers turned towards the sound and wondered what it foreboded, when one of them said to his companion, “Let us proceed on our journey, my friend, for it is only the caw of a crow, and her cry, you know, is no omen.” Those who assume a character which does not belong to them, only make themselves ridiculous. – Aesop’s The Fables

Never stop being who you are, even if that means you may be misunderstood by most. Just because the majority of people don’t understand you, doesn’t mean that you’re an outcast or anything of that nature. It just means you are so special that there are people out there who won’t seek to understand you, but will instead show you hate because they don’t want to understand, they’d rather just get by in life hoping to fit in.

It is because of this that we must absolutely be willing to go against the normalcies in society. We must be willing to consciously fight against the notion that we can’t be ourselves, when we totally can.

Sure there is always a certain respect you should show to those around you, but this doesn’t mean you should change who you are. Be yourself, and the people who are supposed to be in your life will always be there to help you do so.

You may know of someone that has allowed another or others to influence them in a negative way. Maybe you have allowed this to happen to you. Never try to be like others just to fit in. Be yourself! For as the fable states when you assume a character which does not belong to you, it only makes you look ridiculous. Learn to be your own person.



  1. My granddad was a great believer in this philosophy and instilled in us to ‘move away from the crowd’ I.e. If the majority of people are doing one thing – do something different…

    • Your granddad was a very wise man! 🙂

  2. He was – I didn’t realise how wise until I got older though and as I travelled through life recall what he used to say which went in one ear and out of the other when I was a teenager! x

    • That happens to all of us. lol

      • If we lived our life again with the benefit of the knowledge we gain over the years how different it would be.. Having said that – some of the best times were because I didn’t ‘know better’ – haha x

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