The bird will make it to the top, but it will fly and they’ll say, “that’s not how you’re supposed to do it, don’t do that, that is wrong.” and the bird will not understand and continue to fly and be told it is wrong and be told that it is cheating, but that is the only way the bird knows how to climb a tree.
The monkey will climb to the top and they’ll say, “You are a genius”. And the monkey will be praised and rewarded in life.
The penguin will try to climb the tree but will be unable and they’ll say “Penguin I know you can get to the top of that tree. The other bird did it, and you are both birds; you can do it to. Try harder.” And the penguin will be frustrated because it is not the same as the other bird. It will be angry and upset because he will always be compared to the other bird.
The elephant is tall and can lean against the tree and reach up high and they’ll say “You’re good, elephant, but not good enough. Maybe next time.” and the elephant will try so hard to climb the tree and be better but it cannot. And the elephant will be sad because it knows that it will never be good enough.
They consider the gold fish dumb, they even believe the goldfish has a disabilty. The goldfish will be considered useless even though it is kind and loving and has wonderful ideas that could help everybody, it just can’t show it.
The seal will show them that it is great at swimming and tricks and that it loves to entertain but they will be upset and tell it “seal, stop your pointless swimming and tricks. That is not important. Don’t do what makes you happy. It is important that you can climb this tree. Your life depends on your ability to climb. Everybody must climb to be happy. Swimming is useless.” but the seal just wants to swim and be happy.
The dog understands that it cannot climb a tree and it will sit down without trying and they’ll say “Dog, you could at least climb that tree a little bit. We see you have strength to push yourself up, and claws that could dig into the bark, but you didn’t even try. You will get nowhere in your life. You are lazy. You are awful.” and the dog will believe it.