As I grew older, and had another look at the story... A different message dawned into me. But before I talk about that, let's take a short review of what happened in the fable, this is fresh from the top of my head... So don't count that the story will be 100% by the book... Nevertheless, I'll try to be as accurate as possible.
The Three Little Pigs Story
Once upon a time, there were three little pigs... They were to build each of their own houses to protect themselves from the wolf. Now, one of the pigs built a house made of straw, the other one a house made of wood. They both finished quickly, and I'm basing the events on the short animation done by Disney... So what they did is play and sing-along and went to the third pig's place.
They found the third pig busy, building a house made of concrete. He was working hard on it, and it's taking him a lot of time. They were teasing him, and they went on their way to play.
On their way home, they didn't know that the wolf was stalking them... They were happily singing, "who's afraid of the big bad wolf, big bad wolf, big bad wolf?" as if still teasing the other pig. Then the wolf suddenly shown itself in front of them. The two pigs started running to their own houses, the first pig in his house of straw, and the other one in his house made of wood.
The wolf followed the first pig, "open the door and let me in". No, no, no, not by the hair of my chinny chin chin says the first pig. Full with anger, the wolf threatened to blow the house of the first pig... I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in! Now, there are two versions of the story... I think the wolf ate the pig in the original but in the animated version, the pig survived and went to the second little pig's house.
To cut the story short, it came up to the third's pig house. The wolf gave the same threat, tried to do the same thing. But because the third's pig house was well built in concrete, he could not blow away his house. The clever wolf tried to find another way to get in, to the chimney this time. But the third little pig was cunning, and placed a big bowl of water in the fireplace.
We all know what happens next. The wolf was never to trouble to third little pig again. Had he not listened to what his mother said... "Whatever you do , do it the best that you can because that's the way to get along in the world.", he could've been eaten as well.
The Three Little Pigs Moral Lesson
The Big Bad Wolf is a symbolism, of life's real challenges. The wolf is hungry, and envious being... It stalks, strikes when you least expect things. It wants to steal away your happiness, everything that you hold so dear... It leaves no clue as to when it will come, and the only thing we can do about it is to get prepared.
Whatever you do in life, do it with passion. Love is doing, do it with passion.Your health is something you can work on, work on it like you're building a concrete house. Do it and savor every second of it... Because life is short, we don't know what will happen today or tomorrow. How do you want to be remembered? It's an important question that needs an important answer, and how we live is something we can work very hard on as well.
The concrete house being referred to in the story can be anything you can put importance to in life... It can be someone, a relationship, your job, anything that you can "build" upon. Create a solid, deep foundation, diligently.
Before I close this post, let me give some short citations from the bible... They were always told to me when I was young, I feel like it is marked on this day that I would share it to you. Share it to others, learn from its lessons.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. ~ Colossians 3:23
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. - John 10:10
In good, and unforgettable memories of my father-in-law
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