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 good qualities.
The moral of the story is:
Just learn to live with the Pricks in your life!