Quote :

“To be happy in life you must learn the difference between what you want vs need.”

                     … R Ghatourey

The talking parrot

The story is of a woman who bought a talking parrot to keep her company, but she returned it the next day.

“This bird doesn’t talk,” she told the owner.

“Does he have a mirror in his cage?” he asked. “Parrots love mirrors. They see their reflection and start a conversation.” The woman bought a mirror and left.

The next day she returned; the bird still wasn’t talking.

“How about a ladder? Parrots love ladders. The happy parrot is a talkative parrot.” The woman bought a ladder and left.

But the next day, she was back. “Does your parrot have a swing?

No? Well, that’s the problem. Once he starts swinging, he’ll talk up a storm.” The woman reluctantly bought a swing and left.

When she walked into the store the next day, her countenance had changed.

“The parrot died,” she said. The pet store owner was shocked.  “I’m so sorry. Tell me, did he ever say anything?” he asked.

“Yes, right before he died,” the woman replied.

“In a weak voice, he asked me, ‘Don’t they sell any food at that pet store?'”

Sometimes we forget what’s really important in life.

We get so caught up in things that are good while neglecting the things that are truly necessary.


Focus on what you need to make your life better, do not let wants & desires distract you from what really matters

YouTube video link of this topic: Know Your Needs – YouTube

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