7 of Aesop's Fables and the Lessons They Teach ...

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There are all sorts of media that we look to for guidance and inspiration for ourselves and our kids, and some of the oldest are the lessons from Aesop’s Fables.

Many of these have passed seamlessly into our culture and you’re probably familiar with them even if you didn’t realize the source.

Aesop was an Ancient Greek storyteller but details of his life are so few and also contradictory that some historians believe he didn’t actually exist.

What is incontrovertible, however, is that someone (or someones) penned them and we continue to learn and live the lessons from Aesop’s Fables.

1. The Tortoise & the Hare

Perhaps one of the best-known and most repeated lessons from Aesop’s fables, The Tortoise and the Hare is a tale of perseverance and determination.

A cocky and confident hare challenges a slow tortoise to a race, taunting his opponent’s lack of speed and even indulging in a nap halfway through.

The hare learns his lesson, however, when he wakes up to find that the tortoise, in his slow but steady pace, has passed him and crawled to victory.

A reminder that solid improvement over fancy bursts of progress is a sensible and rewarding way to live.

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