. . . Oh! there once was a tree. And also there once was a huge rock. They lived for many years together. Tree believed that he was greatest because he was about to touch the sky. Rock believed that he was greatest because he had lived millions of years and was as old as the earth itself. They quarreled sometimes trying to prove themselves the greatest. Then one day in 21st century,a contractor arrives. He looks at the tree and also at the rock. Then he goes and comes back with powerchain, drilling machine and some explosives. The next day, tree is heading for sawmill and the rock is heading for crusher.
...During my university days, one of my professors told me the story of an eagle. It is said that the eagle lives for over 70 years. But during its 40 th year, it has to make some hard decisions. Its long and flexible talons can no longer grab its prey. Its long and sharp beak becomes bent. Its old, aged and heavy wings, due to their thick feathers, stick to its chest and make it difficult to fly. Then, the eagle is left with only two options: either to die or go through a painful process of change which lasts for over six months. The process requires that the eagle fly to a mountaintop and sit on its nest. There the eagle knocks its beak against a rock until it plucks it out. Then the eagle will wait for a new beak to grow back. Then it will pluck out its talons The talons are what an eagle uses to catch food. To pluck them out would not only be extremely difficult and painful, but would also take away their ability to provide food for themselves. When it's new