Sometimes Your Enemy Looks Like You
Sometimes The Enemy Looks Like You
This folktale spits a hard truth into our face, that many will find hard to head but my friend please get it. Do not allow the look of someone or the feelings of familiarity fall upon you in all situations. Just because someone looks like you and have all the right lingo does not make them your ally. History is riddled with the bodies of those that were betrayed by familiarity, and this story throws this up big time.
The dogs in this story were sweet-talked to a sour death at the hands of their new partners. Many of us up to this day are being “got” by the same trap. We listen and hear all the words, we don’t pay attention to the body language, hell we don’t even look at the history. We just believe that everything is going to work out. But as old and hopeful as I am in my life I have learned that if it sounds too good to be true, then it is.
We are living in a dangerous time where many wolves are able to broadcast their messages over the internet, and convince the domesticated muts to come into their caves to be eaten. We have to be careful out here and learn to ask questions and know when to leave. For me, this folktale is a Godsend. I have been in many situations that I have been able to escape because I trusted someone that I thought was like me and for me. I just never had a vehicle to share my experience, and then I met Aesop.
“The wolves thus addressed the Sheepdogs: “Why should you, who are like us in so many things, not be entirely of one mind with us, and live with us as brothers should? We differ from you in one point only. We live in freedom, but you bow down to and slave for men, who in return for your services flog you with whips and put collars on your necks. They make you also guard their sheep, and while they eat the mutton throw only the bones to you. If you will be persuaded by us, you will give us the sheep, and we will enjoy them in common, till we all are surfeited.” The Dogs listened favorably to these proposals, and, entering the den of the Wolves, they were set upon and torn to pieces.”
I hope that you can get the lesson, and also learn to not trust someone’s words, but to look at their deeds. Make sure that the two lineup. I remember when I was younger and I was just fully coming into Consciousness, and I ran into a group that had all the right talk, but the actions made me feel uneasy. I knew that I had to make a break before I got swallowed into the madness, and I had to step off. I felt like my world was coming to an end because I had to move away from people I thought were like me, but in the end the whole truth came out as ugly as it was. I pray that you can learn from this story and not repeat what brother ha2tim had to go through.
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