A story told around many a fire states that Beaver was jealous of the fine flat tail that Muskrat had. Beaver had only a very skinny tail, and he didn’t think it was very attractive. When Muskrat dove in the water, he could slap his tail and make a big noise and scare people and the other animals. This made the beaver sad because he felt he wasn’t as good as the muskrat. The lesson here is that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. Be comfortable being yourself. Sure, there are things others can do better than you, but there are also things you do better than them. Be proud of yourself and stop putting yourself into a negative light. C’mon beaver, pull yourself up by the bootstraps.