Wednesday 10 March 2021

Moral Story For High School Students  A Goose and A Golden Egg

Once upon a time, a man and his wife were lucky enough to have a goose that put a golden egg every day. Fortunately, they were, they soon began to think that they did not get rich fast enough.

They imagined that if the bird is able to put golden eggs, its interior must be golden. And they thought that if they could get all that precious metal at once, they would be very rich very quickly. Then the man and his wife decided to kill the bird.
Goose with the story of the golden eggs However, by cutting the goose open, they were shocked to find that his bowels were like that of any other goose!


Do not kill the goose that lays golden eggs is a popular proverb in English that is rooted in this story.

When we use this proverb, we mean that anyone who feels right and tries to get more than he receives is most likely to do nothing at all in the future.

Read the following example:

The young Johnny had a very kind and generous uncle. Every time Johnny visited him with his parents, he received five cents. One day, Johnny was thinking about buying a bike. The next time he met his uncle, he asked him 50 dollars. "50 dollars?" Cried his uncle. "That's a lot of money!"

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"Well, you can afford it, and I want to buy a bike," said Johnny. "You have no children, so you should have a lot of money."

Johnny's uncle was very angry. He did not like Johnny's attitude.

Johnny did not get 50 dollars. He no longer has his five hundred.

He had killed the goose who was laying golden eggs. If he had been wiser, he would have at least got his five cents.

Sometimes we are not content with what we have and we want more. Such discontent always brings misfortune and regret.


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