Amerindian legend, narrated by Pierre Rabhi, the founder of the Movement of the Hummingbird:
One day, said the legend, there was a huge forest fire.
All of the animals were terrified, grounded, they watched the disaster powerless.
Only the small hummingbird did something, to get a few drops of water with its beak to throw on the fire. After a moment, the armadillo, annoyed by this ridiculous agitation, said to him: "Hummingbird! Are you crazy? It is not with a few drops of water that you'll extinguish the fire!"
And the hummingbird answered:" I know, but I do my part."