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Monday, July 19, 2010

Not For An Ass

An Ass having heard some Grasshoppers chirping, was highly enchanted; and, desiring to possess the same charms of melody, demanded what sort of food they lived on to give them such beautiful voices. They replied, "The dew." The Ass resolved that he would live only upon dew, and in a short time died of hunger.
Aesop

2 comments:

  1. Evil grasshoppers! They should have told the young donkey that later, when getting old, he wouldn´t hear the grasshoppers´ voices any more and that acoustic hearing aparatusses for donkeys were not available.

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  2. The ass acted greedy and disrespectful by aspiring to something that was not rightfully his. Of course, he dug himself into a hole with his clumsy attempts.

    To this day, people with such despicable ambitions are called assholes.

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