For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, Jonathan, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight.
Most gulls don’t bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight; how to get from shore to food and back again.
We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.
Jonathan Seagull discovered that boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that a gull’s life is so short, and with these gone from his thoughts, he lived a long fine life indeed.
The gull sees farthest who flies highest.
Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding.