I remember when I was in the third grade of primary school, there was a poem in our book;
A raven saw a mold of cheese, grabbed it with her beak, flew away, and sat on a tree branch.
The clever fox was passing by and saw the shape of cheese, and of course, he wanted to have that.
The artful fox went closer to the tree and said to the raven: “Wow, I am amazed by your black feathers. There is no color upon black. If you could sing too, I believe you would be the most beautiful and number one bird in the world.”
The raven became senseless of all those incredible descriptions and decided to sing for the fox to prove to him that she is the number one of all kinds of birds.
The raven opened her beak and started to croak. The mold of cheese fell off her beak into the fox’s mouth. The fox ate the cheese, laughed, and ran away.
The fox deceived the raven, and all those compliments were to own the cheese. But it was too late to regret as the cheese was gone.
After that story in my life, I never saw a fox trying to steal cheese from a raven, but I saw hundreds of people, governments, companies, and …, in my life, trying to deceive us in many different ways to manipulate us. That story was always with me to remember not to be a fool and be careful, and I taught it to my kids to do the same.
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