Aesop’s Fables : Timidity
Let us enjoy reading this one of Aesop’s Fables of Timidity .
Rabbits are among the most timid of animals.
The rabbits of a colony once had a meeting to discuss this trait of theirs.
They came to the conclusion that as their fearness would never leave them, they were doomed to a miserable existence and it would be better to drown themselves and end their misery once and for all.
Accordingly, they began to move towards a large lake.
When the frogs in the lake saw the large number of rabbits approaching, they were filled with fear and made for the deepest part of the lake.
Seeing this, the leader of the rabbits stopped and said to his fellow-creatures: “It is true we are timid, but here are animals more timid than ourselves. There is hope for us yet. Let us go back to our homes.”
And that is what they did.
Moral: Just as we are afraid of others, others are afraid of us.