Once an eagle laid its egg near a chicken community. This egg was hatched by the chickens and the baby eagle started growing up in the chicken community. Although it looked a little different, everyone thought that it’s just a strange-looking “chicken”.
And life went on. The baby eagle would go looking for throwaway seeds and grains everyday with the other chickens and would come back home in the evening back to the lair.
One day while it was on its usual food searching with its “family”, the baby eagle suddenly noticed a large bird flying high above in the sky with its wings wide open. Awestruck, it asked a fellow chicken what that was and the chicken replied, “That’s an eagle! The king of all birds”!
The baby eagle asked, “Can I fly like that also?”
And the reply was, “Of course not, idiot! We are chickens remember? Our wings are not strong enough to fly like that!”
The baby eagle understood, but somehow somewhere deep inside it felt a strong urge to see the world, to fly high above, to soar bravely on the eternal winds of change. It felt sad wondering why it had to be born as a “chicken” asking, “Why wasn’t I born like an eagle so I could fly like that?”