Junior Ganymede
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The New Fox and the Grapes

July 10th, 2017 by G.

(Aesop’s fine original here.)

One afternoon a fox was walking through the forest and spotted a bunch of grapes hanging from over a lofty branch.

“Just the thing to quench my thirst,” quoth he.

Taking a few steps back, the fox jumped and just missed the hanging grapes. Again the fox took a few paces back and tried to reach them but still failed.

Finally, giving up, the fox turned up his nose and said, “Our society is obsessed with grapes and material values.  My spiritual nature is above such things,” and proceeded to walk away.

Moral:

It’s easy to pride yourself on what you cannot have.

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July 10th, 2017 05:40:57
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George
July 10, 2017

Forgive me for being dense, but are you arguing in favor of materialism, or merely saying that some people who reject materialism are not sincere?

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