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The Folly of Trying to Please Everyone

Donkey FableFrom Aesop’s Fables is this story¬†with a great moral–The Man, The Boy, and The Donkey.

A man and his son were once going with their donkey to market. As they were walking along by its side a countryman passed them and said: “You fools, what is a donkey for but to ride upon?” So the man put the boy on the donkey and they went on their way.

But soon they passed a group of men, one of whom said: “See that lazy youngster, he lets his father walk while he rides.”¬† So the man ordered his boy to get off, and got on himself. Continue reading

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