There was a peacock who often boasted about his beauty.
Everyday he walked to the banks of a large lake and looked his own reflections and said “Oh! What a beautiful bird I am! Look at my colorful tail”.
Once the peacock saw a crane on the banks of the lake.
He said with a sneer to the crane, “What a colorless bird you are! You have no beautiful and colorful feathers like mine”.
The crane replied, “Of course! I don’t have beautiful feathers. But, my feathers can make me fly across the lake. Can your feathers make you fly?”
There was no reply from the peacock.
Moral: It is better to be useful than to be beautiful.