Monday, 8 July 2013

The Goose with the Golden Eggs

Once upon a time, a man and his wife had the good fortune to have a goose which laid a golden egg every day. Lucky though they were, they soon began to think they were not getting rich fast enough.

They imagined that if the bird must be able to lay golden eggs, its insides must be made of gold. And they thought that if they could get all that precious metal at once, they would get mighty rich very soon. So the man and his wife decided to kill the bird.

However, upon cutting the goose open, they were shocked to find that its innards were like that of any other goose! The goose had no golden eggs inside of its at all, and they had no more golden eggs.

The lesson that we can lean from this story Goose That Laid Golden Egg is the folly of being over greedy which leads to destruction of the source of benefits to a person. In this story the owner of the goose that lays golden egg is not satisfied with with just the golden eggs that the goose lays from time to time. He wants to get a lot more gold, a lot more quickly, and in the hope getting at once all the gold, that he believe, the goose has within its body, kills the goose. But he finds no gold. This way he is also lose of the golden eggs that the goose was capable of laying in future.

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