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The Boy Who Cried Wolf

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Jiva Masheder
Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Teacher
Do you know someone who seems to set off the alarms regularly, and then you find it was nothing? Listen to this story to see why that's not a good idea!
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Kathy
Honesty
Of supreme importance. Without it there can be no trust. Without trust the repercussions can by horrifying, as in the story. I choose to believe I am being treated truthfully, until it is proven otherwise. Interestingly, I had a friend who would often say “Let me be perfectly honest...”. I finally decided to tell him that when using those words it caused me to wonder how many of his words were dishonest. Astounded by this statement, he changed behavior and I noticed that he never prefaced a sentence with these words again.
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Linda
The boy who cried wolf
I learned that I’d better stop listening to these stories that have animals in them. This story is forever old and I can’t think how many times I’ve heard it. Tonight, the thing that stood out for me is that it was the goat who paid the ultimate price for the boy’s lying. It wasn’t until I was reading stories to my grandchildren that I stopped to think about how much violence you find in many of the fairy tales and kids’ books.
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Abigail
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
I learned that it’s better to be honest than it is to try to get attention and seem more interesting. The right people will always be there for you when you speak your truths.
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Matthew
The well-known classic story
I often feel like I'm guilty of repeating my pains and situation in life in a negative fashion, and angering those following my story. My occupational therapist introduced me to the term ’perseveration’ describing this habit of mine to repeat things. It's gotten me in trouble on occasion. I'm striving to overcome this tendency. But it’s not easy to do!
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Estella.P
Yeet
The boy cries wolves. he screams random stuff only and he don’t care what anyone else thinks he got attention and he did it because he really liked the clout.and then the villagers turned on the boy and stabbed him with the pitchforks. GREAT STORY THO! I learned you shouldn’t make random stuff up.because no one will believe you when you tell the truth.
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John/Kate
Truth
Truth is an important word because we should be honest. If we aren’t honest people won’t believe you or trust you. If you break that trust, it can take a long time to get it back. So it’s best to be honest from the beginning. I like to remember the golden rule. Would you like it if someone always lied? Wouldn’t you have s hard time believing anything they say? I learned that honesty and truth are important for a friendship.
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Susan
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Don't be an attention seeker... it really wears the people who support you out and when you really need them, they will be done helping.