Hares, as you know, are very timid. The least shadow, sends them scurrying in fright to a hiding place. Once they decided to die rather than live in such misery. But while they were debating how best to meet death, they thought they heard a noise and in a flash were scampering off to the warren. On the way, they passed a pond where a family of Frogs was sitting among the reeds on the bank. In an instant, the startled Frogs were seeking safety in the mud.
“Look,” cried a Hare, “things are not so bad after all, for here are creatures who are even afraid of us!”
Moral of the story: ‘However unfortunate we may think we are there is always someone worse off than ourselves.’