THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

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Once upon a time there was an old mother pig who had three little pigs and not enough food to feed them. When they were old enough, she sent them out into the world to go and seek their fortunes.

 

The first little pig was very lazy. He didn't want to work at all and he built his house out of straw, because it was a quick and easy way to obtain a house.

 

The second little pig worked a little bit harder at it and slightly spend more time building his house. He was somewhat lazy too and he built his house out of sticks, because other pigs told him that using sticks are a much better way to go than straw.

 

Then, the first and second little pigs sang and danced and played together for the rest of the day.

 

The third little pig worked hard all day long and built his house with bricks. It was a sturdy house, complete with a fine fireplace and chimney. It looked like it could withstand the strongest winds.

 

The following day, a big bad wolf happened to pass by the lane where the three little pigs lived, saw the straw house, and he smelled the pig inside. He thought the pig would make a mighty fine meal and his mouth began to water.

 

So he knocked on the door and said: Little pig! Little pig! Please, let me in!

 

But the little pig saw the wolf's big paws through the keyhole, so he answered back: No! No! No! Not by the hairs on my chinny chin chin!

 

Then the big bad wolf showed his teeth and said: Then I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down.

 

So he huffed and he puffed and he blew the house down! The wolf opened his jaws very wide and bit down as hard as he could, but the first little pig escaped and ran away to hide with the second little pig.

 

The wolf continued down the lane and he passed by the second house made of sticks, smelled the pigs inside and his mouth began to water, as he thought about the fine dinner they would make.

 

So he knocked on the door and said: Little pigs! Little pigs! Please, let me in!

 

But the little pigs saw the wolf's pointy ears through the keyhole, so they answered back: No! No! No! Not by the hairs on our chinny chin chin!

 

So the big bad wolf showed his teeth and growled: Then I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down.

 

So he huffed and he puffed and he blew the house down!

 

The wolf was greedy and he tried to catch both pigs at once, but he was too greedy and got neither! His big jaws clamped down on nothing but air and the two little pigs scrambled away fearing for their lives and as fast as their little hooves could carry them.

 

The wolf chased them down the lane and he almost caught them. But they made it to the brick house and slammed the door closed before the wolf could catch them.

 

The three little pigs they were very frightened, they knew the big bad wolf wanted to eat them. And that was very, very true. The wolf hadn't eaten all day and he had worked up a large appetite, chasing the pigs around and now he could smell all three of them inside and he knew that the three little pigs would make a lovely feast.

 

So the wolf knocked on the door and said: Little pigs! Little pigs! Pleae, let me in!

 

But the little pigs saw the wolf's narrow eyes through the keyhole, so they answered back: No! No! No! Not by the hairs on our chinny chin chin!

 

So the big bad wolf showed his teeth and roared: “Then I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down.

 

Well! he huffed and he puffed. He puffed and he huffed. And he huffed, huffed and he puffed, puffed; but he could not blow the house down. At last, he was so out of breath that he couldn't huff and he couldn't puff anymore. So he stopped to rest and thought things over for a bit.

 

The wolf danced about with rage and swore he would come down the chimney and eat up the little pigs for his supper. But while he was climbing on to the roof the third little pig made up a blazing fire and put on a big pot full of water to boil. Then, just as the wolf was coming down the chimney - the little piggy off with the lid - and plump!… fell the wolf into the boiling water.

 

As soon as they were sure that their wicked enemy was really dead, and could do them no further harm anymore, the three little pigs performed a victory dance and - little pig one & little pig twoswear  never to forget how their laziness and laxness nearly brought them to an untimely end.

 

 

Moral of the story? Strategically plan ahead and don't take any short cuts.

 

The fairy tale of the Three Little Pigs, is about 3 pigs that each build a house on their own. The story line divides into three processes, focusing on how every pig builds his house...

During the conclusion of the story, there's a big bad wolf that attempts to eat each one of the pigs. However, when he tries, they run and hide within their “savehomes.

The big bad wolf threatens to blow down the homes when they don't emerge and remain in hiding. The wolf very easily blows down the very first house crafted from straw and the second house that was built out of sticks. When he tries to blow down the house that was build from bricks, he couldn't, because it was way too strong and easily with stands the destructive attempts of the wolf.

The Big Bad Wolf represent life's true and many challenges. The wolf is a hungry and envious being. It stalks and strikes whenever you least expected it. It would like to steal away your happiness, content and almost everything that you hold dear. It leaves no clue as to when it will strike, and the only thing we can do about this... is to be prepared. Because hard work - in addition to strategic planning - triumphs over evil forces, as well as bad luck.

 

So exactly, what is the implication of the fairy tale “The Three Little Pigs”?

 

There tend to be 2 valuable morals, that could be discovered by reading through the fairy tale…

  1. 1.The most apparent, which imply that time and effort always pay off in the end. Hard work will pay off, simply because with the first two pigs - quickly constructing their houses, because they dreamed of more free time to relax and play - the big bad wolf was able to easily blow down their houses, without even breaking a sweat. The third little pig had been more concerned with hard work and building a home that is safe and secure. So when it came time to blow down his house, the big bad wolf was unable to do so, because it was well constructed and much too strong for the feeble attemps of the big bad wolf. 

  2. 2.The second moral of the story, implies to be mindful when you establish priorities for your life. The two pigs that choose playing and relaxing over building a secure house, ended up being in a precarious position. Perhaps, if they had rather prioritized building a secure house, then they would not have suffered the fate which they did. 

Thus, take the time, effort and also the expense to do things the proper way. You might get by for awhile, with short cuts in addition to poor work, but in the long run – when adversity actually strikes - it will cost you... dearly!

The third pig acted wisely and knew what is critical to build and maintain a safe home for himself.

Just like the third pig - whose house didn't collapse under pressure - you must have a safe and secure base to build upon. Knowing that your inner foundation is robust, will help you to feel safe and secure, regardless of what might be happening in the outside world.

Additionally, you also have to be prepared for growth and change, when building your future. Being SMART and taking your time in doing so, will eventually allow you to come out on top, through hard work and building a solid foundation in character, will keep life's many troubles at bay.