AESOP’S FABLES: THE LION, THE DONKEY AND THE FOX
A lion, a donkey and a fox decided to form a hunting party. They tracked, caught, and killed an enormous stag. The lion said to the donkey: “Divide up the spoils so we can eat. I’m hungry.” The donkey divided the stag into three equal portions. When the lion saw the portions, he roared angrily, pounced on the donkey, and killed him. Looking at the fox, the lion said, “Now it’s your turn. Divide the stag into two parts.” The fox looked over at the mauled carcass of the donkey, took a small mouthful of meat, and pushed the remaining pieces of the stag towards the king of beasts. The lion nodded in approval and asked, “who taught you to negotiate so well?” the fox glanced again at the dead donkey and replied, “Why, my belated friend over there taught me everything I know.”
We can learn by the misfortunes of others.
AESOP’S FABLES: THE HORSE AND THE GROOM
A rich man hired a worker to groom his horse. Each day, the worker spent hours brushing the animal but also stole a portion of the horse's allotment of oats and sold them for profit. The horse's health went downhill rapidly. Finally on the verge of collapse, the horse cried out: 'If you really want me to be at my best, groom me less and feed me more everyday'
A healthy life is lived one day at a time.
AESOP’S FABLES: JUPITER AND THE BEE
An industrious bee laboured diligently in the apiary of his master. Thrilled with the sweetness of his own honey, the bee thought to present it to Jupiter as a gift.” Jupiter was delighted and promised it anything he wanted. He asked for a sting powerful enough to kill anyone who approached his hive to take honey. Jupiter was dismayed because one of the visitors to the hive would certainly be the beekeeper. Angry, He scolded the bee: “I’ll grant your wish but not exactly how you’d hoped. You shall have the sting. When you attack, the wound shall be fatal-but to you. You shall lose your life along with your sting.”
Plotting against your neighbour will bring misfortune upon you.