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Powerful fables that will make you think
on 27 January 2014
I think I got this book with my Kindle app and started reading on the plane during a business trip. Wow, there are some powerful fables in that book. Full of wisdom.
Some familiar ones, but most of the 2298 fables were new for me. Most are short so it does not take much time, but is very interesting. Have memorised some to share with others. Here is one:
In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
'Why not come and chat with me, said the Grasshopper, instead of toiling and moiling in that way?'
I am helping to lay up food for the winter, said the Ant, and recommend you to do the same.
Why bother about winter? said the Grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present. But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food, and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer.
Remember the Ant philosophy from Jim Rohn?