It was the coldest winter ever.
Many animals died because of the cold.
The porcupines, realizing the situation,
decided to group together to keep warm.
This way they covered and protected themselves; but
the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.
After a while, they decided to distance themselves
one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen.
So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills
of their companions or disappear from the Earth.
Wisely, they decided to go back to being together.
They learned to live with the little wounds
caused by the close relationship with their companions
in order to receive the heat that came from the others.
This way they were able to survive.
The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect
people, but when each individual learns to live with the
imperfections of others and can admire the other person's
The moral of the story is:
Just learn to live with the Pricks in your life!