Have you ever seen a baby porcupine?


It was the coldest winter ever.  Many animals died 
because of the cold.  The porcupines, realizing the 
situation, decided to group together.  This way, 
they covered and protected themselves; but, the 
quills of each one wounded their closest companions 
even though they gave off heat to each other.

  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. 
This way they learned to live with the little wounds 
that were caused by the close relationship with 
their companion, but the most important 
part of it, was the heat that came from the
others. This way they were able to survive.   
The best relationship is not the one that brings
together perfect people, but the best is 

when each individual learns to live with 
the imperfections of others and can admire
the other person's good qualities. 
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