My New Love For Aesop (African origins)
These Tales use animals, tools, and gods to teach life lessons that stick. I was doing some studying and ran across the idea of inoculation. For those that don't know, inoculation is a process by which a disease is implanted in a person, plant or animal to stimulate disease resistance. Of course the disease that is implanted is weakened but it is strong enough to cause the recipient 's immune system to react thereby developing the antibodies to fight the disease. When reading about this process immediately I thought about Aesop's fables, and the proverbs that I have been studying throughout the years. I believe that these tales and words of wisdom act on the mind the same way inoculation works on body. It helps build up an immunity to life's foolishness. Saying all that I believe that not tapping into the wisdom of our ancestors (I don't mean just the history) by way of the proverbs, fables and myths, we are exposing ourselves to foolishness and dangers that we would be able to overcome a lot quicker if we were exposed to the potent medicine that was left to us by those who came before us.
I also want to stress to all those who are reading this that aesop was an African. Whether he was Nubian, Kemetic, or ethiopian I am not sure. The reason I will argue for him being Black is not just from the descriptions left, because many scholars dispute this, nor do I stress this because of his name ( some say that his name is a variation of ethiop or ethiopian) again many scholars state this is not the fact. I believe because of this coin: