Eagles are cool.
People are always talking about soaring with them (soaring is even a cooler word when used in conjunction with eagles.) The eagle is majestic airborne creature whose is used to represent our country and appears in a lot of government buildings, on most of our currency, and is cast for use in numerous medals, awards, and other shiny cool stuff. They also appear on a ton of t-shirts and too many motivational posters to count.
Ostriches are weird.
Nobody in the history of talking about ostriches has ever used the word “soaring” in conjunction with ostriches. Short of using a catapult, they will never fly through the air (and if you are using a catapult to launch them, it would hardly be described as “majestic.”) You don’t see an ostrich on the presidential seal, there aren’t too many t-shirts with the image of an ostrich, and if you can even find a motivational poster with the image of an ostrich I doubt you’d want to hang it on your wall.
Eagles can soar.
Ostriches… not so much.
Ostriches can run. Fast.
Ostriches are the fastest two-legged animal, clocking in at over 5o kilometers per hour in distance running and over 70-kph when sprinting short distances.
Ostriches have vision.
These birds possess the largest eyes of any land animal, measuring almost 5 centimeters across.
Ostriches having staying power.
Skeletons and fossils of ostriches have been found dating back 120 million years.
Ostriches experience rapid growth.
Until it reaches 7 or 8 months of age, an ostrich chick grows one foot taller every month.
You don’t have to be an eagle to be a big deal (by the way, ostriches are the world’s biggest birds), you just have to realize where your strength lies. And run with it.
There is nothing wrong with being an ostrich (personally, I think being an ostrich helps you stand out from all the people pretending to be eagles) — just be a kick-ass ostrich!