There’s no possibility of excelling in an environment that limit our skills, knowledge and potentials.
This is one of the reason why doctors are not put in courtyards and lawyers not put in the hospital, If that happens, there is no doubt that results will be disastrous.
As human we thrive more in areas where we are competent, where we have the ability and the know how to perform. The task for us here is to discover or develop our abilities and potentials and apply them in area that can be helpful to us and to humanity at large.
There is a need for us to know our worth and our abilities, if not, we may be operating in an area that does not inspire our potentials.
The story of a mother and a curious baby camel tells more of how we can be useless living, work and even learning in the wrong environment.
The Conversation between a mother and a baby camel:
A mother and a baby camel were lying around, and suddenly the baby camel asked, “mother, may I ask you some questions? The mother said, “Sure! Why son, is there something bothering you? Baby said, “Why do camels have humps?” The mother said, “Well son, we are desert animals, we need the humps to store water and we are known to survive without water”.
Baby said, “Okay, then why are our legs long and our feet rounded?” The mother said, “Son, obviously they are meant for walking in the desert. You know with these legs I can move around the desert better than anyone does!” Baby said, “Okay, then why are our eyelashes long? Sometimes it bothers my sight”. Mother with pride said, “My son, those long thick eyelashes are your protective cover. They help to protect your eyes from the desert sand and wind”.
Baby after thinking said, “I see. So the hump is to store water when we are in the desert, the legs are for walking the desert and these eyelashes protect my eyes from the desert than what in god’s name are we doing here in the Zoo?
The moral lesson here is, your abilities, your skills and your know how, will be useful and effective when you are at the right place, not position.