26/10/2016 - The Plight of the Reptiles
We’ve talked about bears, humans, ducks – all sorts of different animal species in Shirin.
This time, we’ll group a couple together (frankly, most of Shirin’s inhabitants can’t really tell them apart anyway).
Give a warm welcome to a group of cold-blooded animals: the reptiles!
Reptiles are a curious bunch. Some of them, like crocodiles, are counted among the more intimidating animals in Shirin, despite the fact that reptiles are rather timid and introverted.
In fact, reptile children and older students are famous for their limitless curiosity, patience and excelling performances at school.
Their personality ranges from hyperactive optimism and spontaneity to feeling downright depressed depending on where they live.
It’s common knowledge that reptiles down in the poor district of Shirin are happier than the reptiles up in the richer districts – though many just don’t know why!
The truth is that reptiles, like most cold-blooded animals, require light. More specifically, they need to bask in direct sunlight for many hours a day, as it improves their metabolism and mood. A lot of teachers, students and customers simply can’t stand the heat during the day, which means that reptiles have to conform and work in-doors for long hours. However, down in the poor district, reptiles work out-doors in the sun all day long. It’s no wonder reptiles are happier there!
With reptiles being naturally inclined towards introversion and education, most parents try to scrounge enough money to enroll their children at school, rather than have them frolicking around in the sunlight. It’s a difficult but proud decision to make - parents who don’t are seen as someone who does not care about unlocking their children’s potential. Few animals know about the plight of the reptiles, let alone give this societal conundrum much thought.
What do you think?
Should reptile parents motivate their children to realize their potential in the upper districts?
Or should their children forego education and success in favor of health and happiness?