Aesop's Fable Friday
An Oak that grew on the bank of a river was uprooted by a severe gale of wind, and thrown across the stream. It fell among some Reeds growing by the water, and said to them, "How is it that you, who are so frail and slender, have managed to weather the storm, whereas I, with all my strength, have been torn up by the roots and hurled into the river?"
"You fought against the storm, which proved stronger than you: but we bow to every breeze, and thus the gale passed harmlessly over our heads."
Moral of the story: It's better by far to bend than to break.