The Frog and the Ox
an Aesop Fable
One afternoon a grand and wonderful ox was on his daily stroll, when he was noticed by a small haggardly frog. The frog was too impressed with the great ox, impressed to the point of envy.
"Look at this magnificent ox!" he called to all his friends, "He's such a grand size for an animal, but he's no greater than I am if I tried."
started puffing and swelled from his normal size.
"Am I as large as the wonderful ox?"
he asked his friends.
"No, no, not near as grand as the
ox," they replied.
frog puffed himself up more and more, trying to reach the state of the
"Now? now?" asked the frog.
"No, no. But please, don't try anymore,"
pleaded his friends.
frog continue to puff and swell, larger and larger until he finally
Be true to your own character.