THE DISCONTENTED DOG
Once a dog was relaxing in a garden when it saw a cat on the top of a high wall. It thought, "It must be so nice to be high above the ground. If only I could climb?" this feeling of envy made it so bad-tempered, that it didn't even wag its tail at its master, who came to give it some milk.
Then it saw a goldfish in the river and wished that it too could live in the cold water. Envy made it angry once again.
Just then it heard the fish say, "It looks so nice and warm on the grass. I wish I could lie down on it."
After some time, a sparrow flew past. Seeing the dog lazing around, it said aloud, "I wish I could play the whole day like this dog. I wish I didn't have to build a nest for myself, search for food and tire my wings."
Listening to them, the dog realized its folly for not appreciating what it had.