You should learn that you cannot be liked by everyone.
You may be the finest plum in the world –
Ripe, juicy and succulent – and offer yourself to all.
But there will be some people who do not like plums.
You must understand that if you are the world’s finest plum,
And someone you like doesn’t happen to like plums,
You have the choice of becoming a banana,
But you must be warned that if you choose to become a banana,
You will be a second rate banana
But you can always be the best plum.
You must also realise, if you choose to be a banana
There will be some people who do not like bananas
Furthermore, you could spend your life
trying to become the best banana,
Which is impossible, if you are a plum,
You can seek again to be the best plum!