This lesser known Aesop’s fable tells a story of a dancing troupe of monkeys. They perform beautifully for the king’s court. However, one day a jealous dancer throw nuts on the stage and the monkeys go crazy. The moral of the story, as the video mentions, is two-fold. First, we must understand what we are as humans because we’ll only ever be such. Second, don’t be fooled by outward appearances but judge others by their behavior.
- What do you think he meant by ‘human nature’? What do we all have in common as people?
- There is a saying “actions speak louder than words”. What does that mean?
Keywords: stories, storytelling, children, Aesop, Fables, moral, human nature, kids