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Bird's Eye Comic Strip Story 06: The Caged Cocrico

Description: If you grew up in a cage, would you stay there forever? This is the story of two friends. One decides to leave the place that they grew up together and the other decides to stay.

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

Taoism

The Tao Te Ching advises patience and an understanding of the right timing for actions. It suggests that sometimes, waiting for the opportune moment can be more effective than rushing forward.
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Scientology

Scientology emphasizes self-improvement as a central goal. It encourages individuals to continually work on improving themselves mentally, spiritually, and emotionally, which can include identifying and pursuing their passions and life goals.

Scientology teaches about the "Eight Dynamics," which represent various aspects of life and existence. The first dynamic is "self," and it involves survival and well-being. Pursuing one's calling or life purpose can align with the first dynamic, as it contributes to an individual's self-realization and happiness.
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Rastafari

Rastafarians often encourage individuals to seek self-realization and self-awareness. They believe that by understanding oneself and one's purpose in life, individuals can better pursue their dreams and contribute positively to their communities.
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Philosophy

Existentialist philosophers, including Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, often grapple with questions of individual freedom and the search for meaning in a seemingly indifferent universe. Pursuing one's calling can be seen as an act of creating one's own meaning and embracing one's authentic existence.

Utilitarian ethics, associated with thinkers like Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill, emphasize maximizing overall happiness. Pursuing one's calling can be aligned with utilitarian principles if it leads to personal happiness and contributes to the greater good.
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Judaism

The Torah emphasizes the concept of free will and the responsibility of individuals to make choices. This implies that individuals have the freedom to pursue their dreams and are responsible for their actions and decisions.
 

Some Jewish scholars and traditions interpret the Torah as suggesting that each person has a unique purpose or calling in life. This notion can encourage individuals to explore and pursue their passions and dreams.

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Ifa

Central to Ifa is the belief in destiny (Orí) and the idea that individuals have a predetermined path in life. Divination, often conducted by a trained priest or diviner known as a Babalawo, is used to uncover one's destiny and receive guidance on important life decisions. This can include insight into one's life purpose and how to pursue 
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Islam

Surah Al-Imran (3:159) states: "So rely upon Allah; indeed, you are upon the clear truth."
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Hinduism

The Bhagavad Gita emphasizes the importance of understanding one's dharma, or duty, and fulfilling it. It suggests that one should not shirk their responsibilities but instead act in accordance with their duty, whether it is as a warrior, a scholar, a parent, or any other role. This can be seen as pursuing the duty or path that is right for you.
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Christianity

"The greatest tool that can help us to deal with the challenges of life is courage. As the slide points out, courage at its best is the courage to take risks and search for new worlds and new experiences. Very often both emerge when we have the courage to leave some old ideas behind and embrace some new ideas that can move us forward from where we are." -- Archbishop John Holder

"7 for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:7 NRSVUE Bible)

Buddhism

One of the factors of the Noble Eightfold Path is "Right Intention," which involves cultivating wholesome and skillful intentions. In the pursuit of dreams, it is important to have intentions that are rooted in compassion, wisdom, and the desire for the well-being of oneself and others.
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Other religions are invited to join in and send their input.

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