- Once upon a time, there was a pack of wolves who were often hungry because they didn’t know how to hunt and only stole food from others. They saw a flock of fat sheep on the hillside and came up with a plan.
- They put on sheepskins and blended in with the flock, pretending to be friends of the sheep. They even said to the sheep: “We are great messengers from afar. We know a lot about astronomy and geography and can teach you many useful things. As long as you follow our commands, you can live a happy and healthy life.”
- The sheep listened and were convinced that these strange sheep were knowledgeable and prestigious, so they were willing to follow them. The wolves took the opportunity to lead the sheep to a remote place and then ate them one by one.
- In this way, the wolves ate their fill every day while the number of sheep dwindled. One day, only one lamb was left. It discovered the true nature of the wolves and said to them: “You are so bad. You wear the skin of ‘goodness’ and do ‘truly evil’ things. You are not great messengers but false deceivers. You have deceived all our companions and caused them to lose their lives.”
- The wolves listened and laughed out loud, saying: “Little fool, do you think we care about your lives? We only care about our own stomachs. What’s the use of knowing the truth now? You’re going to die anyway.” With that, they ate the little lamb too.
- This fable reflects some of the problems in today’s society, such as:
- Some people deceive, exploit, and harm others for their own gain.
- Some people lack judgment and vigilance and easily believe in others’ sweet talk.
- Some people do not strive to learn and improve but rely on others’ guidance and arrangements.
- Some people are not united and helpful but allow themselves and their companions to be endangered.