The grizzly bear, after his long hibernation, was back in action! The bear went straight to the lake to catch some fish for the day. He considered himself an expert in catching fish.
It was a summer morning. There was plenty of fish in the lake. The lake was teeming with fishes of various types and sizes. “Ah, I got you,” he caught a nice big fish. The fish was big, and he couldn’t hold it properly. It fell from his hands.
The grizzly bear can’t afford to lose that fish. It was a prestige issue for the bear to catch the lost fish again. The bear was most concerned about other bears knowing what happened to him with the fish. “At any cost, I have to catch that fish,” the bear thought.
The fish was swimming as fast as it could. The bear followed it under the water. But soon, the bear realized that he was in a dangerous situation, as the lake was getting deeper and deeper. He gasped for breath. There was nobody to help him.
“Oh, I have to make it to the land, or otherwise I will be dead,” he realized. He swam back to land with all his strength. Somehow with great difficulty, he managed it to the land. There he rested for a while. He learned a lesson the hard way. It’s not prestige, but life is what matters the most!