The Fox and the Grapes
One hot summer's day a certain fox saw a juicy bunch of grapes hanging from a vine. It certainly was very hot, and the fox was thirsting for something to drink. “These grapes are just what I need to quench my thirst!” said the fox.
But the vine on which the grapes hung was too high for him to reach even with his longest stretch. So he decided to jump.
Drawing back a few paces, he ran towards the vine and took a great big leap, but missed the grapes. Turning around, he jumped again. This time too, with no success. The fox tried to jump for the grapes again and again and yet again, to no avail.
Since he could not reach the delicious looking grapes, the fox finally concluded, ”These grapes must be sour!” and walked away with his nose in the air, though hotter and even thirstier than before!
Sometimes when we cannot get what we want, we pretend that it is not worth having.
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