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The Donkey and the Grasshopper

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The Donkey and the Grasshopper

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A Donkey, having heard some Grasshoppers chirping, was greatly intrigued and wanted to possess the same charming melody.

The Donkey asked one of the Grasshoppers what sort of food they lived on to give them such beautiful voices.

They replied, “The dew.”

Upon hearing this, the Donkey decided that he would live only upon dew, and in a short time died of hunger.

Moral: Only do what is appropriate for you to do.

There are currently 17 suggested morals for “The Donkey and the Grasshopper”

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  1. 1 On March 9th, 2009, Bruce Nielsen said:

    Don’t lose sight of your real needs while attempting new ventures.

  2. 2 On April 21st, 2010, Eun Jin Lee said:

    Don’t be jealous about what you can’t do. :roll:

  3. 3 On July 20th, 2010, Bri said:

    One person’s meat is another’s poison.

  4. 4 On September 27th, 2010, Sandy said:

    Be who YOU are. :roll:

  5. 5 On September 27th, 2010, Sandy said:

    Love who YOU are! :mrgreen:

  6. 6 On May 19th, 2011, Laura said:

    Every one has a diffrent talent, don’t be ashamed of yours

  7. 7 On August 5th, 2011, Meteorite said:

    The donkey should have also tried eating the grasshoppers.

  8. 8 On November 24th, 2011, John said:

    Go ahead and give it a shot, but if you start to feel like you’re dying, you’re probably doing it wrong.

  9. 9 On January 27th, 2012, Nesher said:

    Do not do the Dew.
    Or, as Sinatra said, “Do be do be do.”

  10. 10 On February 14th, 2012, olive said:

    one mans delacasie is anothers grossness

  11. 11 On December 11th, 2013, kacy said:

    Be happy with your OWN talents! Don’t try to be someone else!

  12. 12 On December 31st, 2013, Anonymous said:

    Ones mans deal aside is another grossness

  13. 13 On December 11th, 2014, Ariannamya 09 said:

    Do not be some one else be you and only you

  14. 14 On February 19th, 2015, sandeep said:

    Focus on your strength and not tour weakness..

  15. 15 On December 3rd, 2015, Alva said:

    “Be careful what you wish for because there might be unexpected consequences if you copy other people.”

  16. 16 On February 9th, 2021, George said:

    don’t be sad that someone has something you want you may have something they want

  17. 17 On July 28th, 2021, Anonymous said:

    Always confirm important information from few sources.

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