Essay on Fables journals

Submitted By amazingasta
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Journal entries
1.) The wind and the sun fable shows that Gentle persuasion meaning is stronger than force. Don't force, rather persuade with light. In the fable the warm sun proves to the cold wind that persuasion is better than force when it came to making the man to remove his coat. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring for example: a smile takes only a moment, but could change somebody's mood for the whole day. A few words of encouragement or reassurance can stay with a person and continue to help them to overcome difficulties for many years.
2.) A wolf in sheep’s clothing. The moral of the story is that appearance can be very deceptive. I learned that oftentimes, some things are not what they always appear to be, if you pretend to be what you are not. You will get caught. I can definitely relate to this part of the fable. I used to be friend with someone who I thought was the nicest, kind, and friendliest person turned out to actually be sneaky, mean, and jealous and was really out to harm me. I really wonder what make them act that way, especially when you haven’t done any wrong things to them.
3.) The dog in the manger. I thought that it was really selfish of the dog for not letting the Ox eat the food. The food was useless to him so why not share or at least give it to someone that’s in need of it. I never knew dogs were this even capable of doing such thing. I mean I see these kinds of act a lot the time but only by people. For example this afternoon while on my way back home. There was a driver on the…