After a jar of honey was upset in a housekeeper’s room, a number of Flies were attracted by its sweetness and ate greedily. Their feet, however, became so smeared with the honey that they could not release themselves and were suffocated. Just as they were dying, they exclaimed, “Oh, we are foolish creatures – for the sake of a little pleasure we have thrown away our lives!”
Pleasure sometimes brings pain.
This fable really hit home with me. If you have been following my posts over the last couple of weeks you might now that I have been working very hard to lose weight and get into better shape. I really enjoy good food and good craft beer but eating and drinking whatever you want comes at a cost.
How would you use this this fable to teach your children?