The Fir Tree And The Bramble
A Fir-Tree said boastingly to the Bramble, "You are useful for nothing
at all; while I am everywhere used for roofs and houses." The Bramble
answered: 'You poor creature, if you would only call to mind the axes
and saws which are about to hew you down, you would have reason to
wish that you had grown up a Bramble, not a Fir-Tree."
Better poverty without care, than riches with.