I love Aesop's Fables, and I'm sure everyone knows at least one of them. I love Aesop's use of animals and symbology. I love the lessons he teaches through parables.
I want to start a series of Analyzing Aesop blogs. It will be loads of thought provoking fun! I'm going to share one of his fables, and we're going to dissect it and find the meaning and lesson behind the parable. I'm eager to read your response!
A man and his wife had a good fortune to possess a goose which laid a golden egg every day. Lucky though they were, they soon began to think they were not getting rich fast enough, and, imagining the bird must be made of gold inside, they decided to kill it in order to secure the whole store of precious metal at once. But when they cut it open they found it was just like any other goose. Thus, they neither got rich all at once, as they had hoped, nor enjoyed any longer the daily addition to their wealth.
Much wants more and loses all.
- First of all, those people were dumb!
- I think the message is simply: Don't Be Greedy!!
- I wish I had a bird like that. It would be sweet!
- Sad thing is, there are really people out there like this.