Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Crab and Its Mother

A CRAB said to her son, "Why do you walk so one-sided, my child? It is far more becoming to go straight forward."

The young Crab replied: "Quite true, dear Mother; and if you will show me the straight way, I will promise to walk in it."

The Mother tried in vain and soon gave up. "Alas I cannot," she lamented. "For I was raised like shit. But you will far exceed my abilities, for you are my future. Now walk straight goddamn it! And do it well or you're grounded!"

Precept is everything.

The Crab and Its Mother (original fable)

A CRAB said to her son, "Why do you walk so one-sided, my child? It is far more becoming to go straight forward." The young Crab replied: "Quite true, dear Mother; and if you will show me the straight way, I will promise to walk in it." The Mother tried in vain, and submitted without remonstrance to the reproof of her child.

Example is more powerful than precept.

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