The Lion’s Share|Aesop’s Fable
‘The Lion’s Share’ is a very good Aesop’s Fable which tells us in our life that how we should not work more than our capacity and should not be greedy.
Once upon a time, in a forest, a lion, a jackal, a fox and a wolf decided to hunt together. And together it was also decided that whatever will be found in the prey will be divided amongst themselves into equal parts. Everyone accepted this and all set out on the hunt. Wandering here and there, they saw a stag. After a lot of hard work, they killed the stag together.
Now it was time to share the food amongst themselves. The lion took responsibility for this. The lion divided the food into four equal parts. Everyone was very happy to see this but… the lion took the second part from it and said that this part is mine because I am brave. After that, taking the third part himself, he said that I am the king of this jungle, so this part also became mine. Now from the last part of the remaining part, the Lion said that take this, all three of you divide it into equal parts among themselves. And if anyone has any problem with this partition, tell it now.
None of the three said anything. The three animals were silently looking at the lion. No one had the courage to say anything. Fox began to grumble to herself. All the animals started looking at the lion sadly and after some time they went silent.
What is the Moral of ‘The Lion’s Share’ Aesop Fable?
- Might make Right.
- The world also obeys the one who is strong.
Application of ‘The Lion’s Share’ Aesop in Real-life
- We should work according to our ability. Don’t be greedy beyond your limit. In doing so, we are at our own loss.
- Our society gives more importance to powerful people even if they are wrong. So we should raise our voice against it.
- It is better to do our work than to be tempted by others. Even if it is a little, it will give you peace.
- In order to work together, the right people should be selected in the right way. Otherwise, all our hard work and time goes in vain.
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