(Recapped from my old blog)
Two birds, watching the skyline from the aviary:
Bird 1: So, those are human cages?
Bird 2: Yes.
Bird 1: They’re so much bigger!
Bird 2: And more crowded.
Bird 1: The architecture is amazing!
Bird 2: They’re too busy to pay attention.
Bird 1: They must have better food in there.
Bird 2: If only they have time to enjoy them.
Bird 1: I’ve heard they have a magical device called air-con which keeps the air cool…
Bird 2: … and the fresh air out.
Bird 1: Well, they’re still better than ours, aren’t they?
Bird 2: Not necessarily. At least we’ve got trees and breeze. And you have no idea how anxious they are to get out when the clock hits six.
Bird 1: If their cages are so bad, why did they move in?
Bird 2: Because if they stay in there long enough, they can afford bigger cages.
Bird 1: But… at least they’re free to get out, while we’re stuck here forever.
Bird 2: They just move from one cage into another.