Aesop's Fables Aesop's Fables question

Morality and Techicality
Damon Sarvela Damon Jun 05, 2012 09:01AM
Practicle running through these tales of the Boy who cryed wolf, the bat the bramble and the seagull, the wolf and the horse, ect... All of which I have come very fond of and have been reading throughtly to comppletely understand what message can be offered from them. So far, to my surprize it has been, what you give you will recieve. These fables are not just one mans writting but multiple people teaching philosophy before the study truely became reconized. My discussion question is how can people create morals when karma tends to get the best of your emotions.

Aesop's fables represent a very pragmatic take on morality, that you should be moral because you'll be better off. Be honest or people won't believe you. They aren't always about what we would call morality, but practical advice for how to live. Aesop advises us not to count our chickens before they hatch, but we wouldn't say that such a person was immoral, but instead foolish. Aesop's fables don't draw a hard line between morality and practicality, how to live your life is part of morality. It's quite possible that not all of the fables attributed to Aesop weren't written by Aesop, but these didn't require esoteric philosophical contemplation. These are just based on observing real life, and they are stories that can be understood by anyone. To note that if you lie, people won't believe you even when you are telling the truth just requires observation. Parents were telling this message to children for a great many centuries before Aesop, Aesop just put it in an accessible format.

Damon Sarvela Morality:Principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.
I see what you are saying and i understand, but, you n
Jun 07, 2012 10:18AM
Natalie Actually, he explained it a bit better. More thoroughly than you did, and with better grammar and spelling, no offense.
Jun 19, 2012 10:09AM

Although the Fables are short ans straight forward, with a plain narrative, how should one analyse them when it comes to their translation from one language to another or the factors concerning the fact that Fable is a genre of Literature?

Damon wrote: "how can people create morals when karma tends to get the best of your emotions. "

Can you re-state this question, please?

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