~A Parable~ A feathered creature was walking along, trying to mind his own business, when he happened upon a group of birds having a discussion. Some of them claimed to be ducks. Others claimed to be swans. They looked at him and asked, "What are you?" He looked at the ducks and knew the ducks had a bad reputation. He really did not want to be called a duck! Then he looked at the swans, and he had been told that they were too cold and snooty. He really did not want to be called a swan! So he drew himself up to his full height, stuck his beak in the air, and said, "I am a Bird!" And with a self satisfied air about him, he waddled down the road, quacking his pleasure at having escaped being classified as anything other than a bird!