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Bird's Eye Comic Strip Story 03: Fly Kiskadee Fly

Description: Kiskadee falls on his first attempts to fly. After crashing, he is ridiculed and receives negative comments from Crow. Moments later he receives words of encouragement from Owl. Owl's positive words uplift Kiskadee, literally.

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Here are different religious teachings about the moral of this story:


Right Speech (Samma Vaca): In Buddhism, there is a concept known as "Right Speech," which is one of the elements of the Noble Eightfold Path, a fundamental framework for ethical and spiritual development. Right Speech emphasizes the importance of using words that are truthful, kind, beneficial, and timely. It encourages avoiding harmful speech, such as lying, divisive speech, harsh speech, and idle chatter. By practicing Right Speech, individuals can promote positive communication and maintain harmonious relationships with others.

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"A very important area that can affect human relationships in a variety of ways, some positive, some negative. The power of words theme is a good teaching tool at all levels" -- Archbishop Jon Holder

"A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit." (Proverbs 15:4 Bible NRSVUE)

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble" (Psalm 46:115:4 Bible KJV) -- Tammy Maughn


Analects 12.6: Confucius said, "Is it not a pleasure, when you have thought out what you ought not to have thought, and to have said what you ought not to have said?
In this line, Confucius seems to encourage speaking thoughtfully and saying what is appropriate rather than inappropriate.

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"Binu satsang vivek na hoi"

Translation: "Without the company of truthful people, wisdom (distinguishing between truth and false) does not come to a person." (Rāmacaritamānasa, Bāl Kāṇḍa, Doha 2, Caupāī 4)

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"A kì í sunwò kan lòmìnú onítòmó, a kì í fàgìlè we lórí ògbìn" (We do not throw words carelessly at a child; we do not throw curses into a pot of soup). 

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Surah Al-Baqarah (2:83), it is mentioned: "And speak to people good [words] and establish prayer and give zakah."
- Zaka (also spelled as "Zakat") is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which are the core beliefs and practices that every Muslim is expected to follow. Zakah is the Islamic system of almsgiving or charity and serves as a means of social and economic justice within the Muslim community. It is a mandatory act of worship and a form of wealth redistribution to help those in need.

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Va-yikra (Leviticus) 19:18: "You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.”
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Philosophers have considered the psychological impact of words and language on individuals. Encouragement can be seen as a way to promote positive emotions, self-esteem, and motivation. Philosophers like William James have explored the connection between thought and emotion.
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Positive words of encouragement are used to inspire individuals to strive for a deeper connection with the divine, to live in accordance with Rastafarian principles, and to work toward personal and collective liberation.
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Scientology organizations often create a sense of community and support among members. Encouragement and positive communication within these communities can play a role in helping individuals achieve their spiritual and personal goals.
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The Tao Te Ching encourages people to be gentle and compassionate in their interactions with others. These qualities can lead to positive and supportive communication.

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Other religions are invited to join in and send their input.

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