Only someone who is up to no good will demand that you must give up your conscience and bend your will to their every desire. For if they desire to crush and destroy your heart, they must destroy the foundation that keeps you strong. Because a towering sequoia cannot be moved nor a mighty oak easily brought down to the ground, but a weak and trailing vine can easily be wrapped around one’s finger and at a whim pulled from the ground.

I am not sure what a trailing vine is, but something tells me that I would much rather be the tall and mighty sequoia than be easily yanked from the ground.