Have you ever asked yourself the value attached to the stories that you read everyday, or the books you have read and what you remember about them as the moral lesson.
Here are some of the common stories me and some of my colleagues we have read and what we learned from them.
The Tortoise and the Hare
The story about the race of Tortoise and the Hare teaches us as children to keep trying and not to brag or undermine the abilities of those around us.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
This story teaches us honesty. It’s about the a boy who falsely accuses a wolf of trying to get his sheep. When a wolf really does come, no one believes him.
The Ant and Grasshopper
Our parents often encourage us to take responsibility and be self-reliant. It is in this story that we learn how to take responsibility. The tale is describes a busy ant gathering food for the winter while a grasshopper plays and ends up hungry.
The Lion and the Rabbit
The message in this book is that being smart is more important than being strong. The story is about a lion who is eating all the forest animals, and when the rabbit’s turn to be eaten comes, he tricks the lion, and saves his life.
The Honest Wood Cutter
From this story I learned that being honest often comes with a reward. The story recounts a woodcutter who lost his ax, but refused to steal someone else’s ax.
Whether is it’s a novel, book, or just a story make sure you learn one or two things from what you are reading. Be passionate, read for fun, read to know more and be inspired.
The writer is a 13 years old primary school graduate