The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg And Modern Applications To Your Life; Where Are Your Golden Eggs?

This young lady has a GREAT talent for story telling, and is well worth watching. Her unique twist on the story makes it very interesting, as she weaves in lying, addictions, and many other modern life trials. You have to see/heart the ending too.. This lady has a gift, (a goose that lays golden eggs perhaps?).

Wikidepia; “To kill the Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs is an idiom used of an action motivated by greed. It refers to one of Aesop’s Fables, numbered 87 in the Perry Index.

THE GOLDEN HEN VERSION OF THE STORY

Avianus and Caxton tell different stories of a goose that lays a golden egg, where other versions have a hen,[1] as in Townsend
A cottager and his wife had a Hen that laid a golden egg every day. They supposed that the Hen must contain a great lump of gold in its inside, and in order to get the gold they killed [her]. Having done so, they found to their surprise that the Hen differed in no respect from their other hens. The foolish pair, thus hoping to become rich all at once, deprived themselves of the gain of which they were assured day by day.”[2]
The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs, illustrated by Milo Winter in a 1919 edition

FRENCH VERSION

In early tellings, there is sometimes a commentary warning against greed rather than a pithy moral. This is so in Jean de La Fontaine‘s fable of La Poule aux oeufs d’or (Fables V.13),[3] which begins with the sentiment that ‘Greed loses all by striving all to gain’ and comments at the end that the story can be applied to those who become poor by trying to outreach themselves. It is only later that the morals most often quoted today began to appear. These are ‘Greed oft o’er reaches itself’ (Joseph Jacobs, 1894)[4] and ‘Much wants more and loses all’ (Samuel Croxall, 1722).[5] It is notable also that these are stories told of a goose rather than a hen.

UK VERSION

The English idiom, sometimes shortened to “Killing the golden goose”, derives from this fable. It is generally used of a short-sighted action that destroys the profitability of an asset. Caxton’s version of the story has the goose’s owner demand that it lay two eggs a day; when it replied that it could not, the owner killed it.[6] The same lesson is taught by Ignacy Krasicki‘s fable of “The Farmer”:A farmer, bent on doubling the profits from his land, Proceeded to set his soil a two-harvest demand. Too intent thus on profit, harm himself he must needs: Instead of corn, he now reaps corn-cockle and weeds.

Modern Day Interpretations

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Dr. Joel Wallach – Dead Doctor’s Don’t Lie, And Modern Factory Farming Consequences  via @AGreenRoad

INDIA VERSION

An Eastern analogue is found in the Suvannahamsa Jataka,[8] which appears in the fourth section of the Buddhist book of monastic discipline (Vinaya). In this the father of a poor family is reborn as a swan with golden feathers and invites them to pluck and sell a single feather from his wings to support themselves, returning occasionally to allow them another. The greedy mother of the family eventually plucks all the feathers at once, but they then turn to ordinary feathers; when the swan recovers its feathers they too are no longer gold. The moral drawn there is:Contented be, nor itch for further store.They seized the swan – but had its gold no more.
North of India, in the formerly Persian territory of Sogdiana, it was the Greek version of the story that was known. Among the 8th-century murals in Panjakent, in the western Sugdh province ofTajikistan, there is a panel from room 1, sector 21, representing a series of scenes moving from right to left where it is possible to recognize the same person first in the act of checking a golden egg and later killing the animal in order to get more eggs, only to understand the stupidity of his idea at the very end of the sequence. A local version of the story still persists in the area but ends differently with the main character eventually becoming a king.[9]
In the Mahabharata a story is recounted of wild birds that spit gold, and were discovered by a man who soon strangled them “out of greed”.[10]

MUSICAL

The French text was set as the fourth of Rudolf Koumans‘ Vijf fabels van La Fontaine for children’s choir and orchestra (Op. 25 1968). Yassen Vodenitcharov (1964-) has created a chamber opera from the story (2004).”
In this story about a Golden Goose, there are many lessons. What is the meaning you get out of it, whether it applies to your own inner our outer personal life, or to a larger meaning that focuses on relationship, family, extended family, neighborhood, community, region, state, country, world?

Everyone has a goose that lays golden eggs. Where is your goose and where are your golden eggs? That goose can keep laying golden eggs for seven future generations if taken care of properly. But if the goose is abused, starved, or manipulated to make more golden eggs, and increase short term profits, then no more eggs will be laid. 

How does this story apply to you spiritually? 

Talk about this story with others, in your family, in your prayer partnership, in your sacred circle.. More information about these things is available here….

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SPIRITUALITY AND THE GOOSE

This story teller provides a slightly different twist on the story, and provides a few modern interpretations, with different meanings focusing on things other than just simple greed. 
This story may also be teaching a lesson, much as the Two Wolves story is, available at the following link. 

Ancient Stories, Success, Motivation, Activism, Spiritual, Interfaith, Consciousness, Near Death, Miracles, Healing, Auras, Reincarnation
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/spiritualinterfaithconsciousness.html

VIOLENCE AND THE GOOSE

The Story Of Two Wolves On A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-story-of-two-wolves-and-green-road.html

According to the two wolves story, what we focus on is what ends up affecting us. As we focus on fear, greed, anger and jealousy, just to name a few, that is what shows up more and more. By focusing on fear or violence as a solution, we kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. 
20+ Close Calls; Why MAD Total Nuclear Global World War III Almost Happened 20 Times So Far, What Happens AFTER A Global Nuclear War? via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/05/13-close-calls-why-mad-total-nuclear.html

FEAR AND THE GOOSE

We are designed to live a life that provides for all of our needs, by staying in our hearts and living a life based on love. However, we can kill that Golden Goose and lose all  of the golden eggs that life provides for us, by focusing on everything else other than love. By ignoring our heart and not living from love, we kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. The following link provides an example of what is being pointed at in a very extreme manner.

Anita Moorjani’s Near Death Experience And Healing Of Terminal Cancer, Miracles Can And Do Happen, Daily; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/06/anita-moorjanis-near-death-experience.html

Our destiny as a human race is bright and full of light, love, harmony and sharing. But despite this birthright and future potential, we can kill the goose that lays the golden egg, by focusing on fear, greed, profits above all else, anger, violence and jealousy. These are the things that kill the goose which lays the golden egg.

GENETIC MANIPULATIONS AND THE GOOSE

For example, GMO seeds and GMO/cloning animals are the equivalent of trying to get the goose to lay more golden eggs. By focusing on genetic manipulation, humanity will end up killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. Find out more about this at the following links…

Seeds Of Death – Free Full Movie About GMO Seeds; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/09/seeds-of-death-free-full-movie-about.html

The story could also be pointing at the short sighted nature of corporations and the 1%, who focus on profits above all else in various industries and ways. Greed is an epidemic right now around the world, so many geese that lay golden eggs are being killed globally.  For information is available at the following link….

Art And Science Of Deception; Global Corporations And The 1%
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/corporations-art-and-science-of.html

ENERGY AND THE GOOSE

Humanity needs energy, and it is provided in abundance via Nature. There is enough energy for all of humanity’s needs, via carbon free, renewable energy sources, such as the following examples. 
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By trying to develop energy in ways that enrich only a few people but will eventually kill all life on the planet, it is the same as killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. The following link provides an example of how this works around nuclear energy specifically….

Super Solar Storm To Hit Earth – ‘Carrington Effect’; 400 Nuke Plants Will Melt Down/Explode; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/super-solar-storm-predicted-to-hit-2013.html

UNIONS AND THE GOOSE

In another possible interpretation, union workers are the goose that lays golden eggs, producing profits for corporations. But if the workers unions are killed, much like the farmer killing the goose to get the gold inside, it results only in the negative things happening. 

How Corporate America Is Killing Unions And The Middle Class Workers; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/02/how-corporate-america-is-killing-unions.html

There are many more interpretations. Explore the AGRP site, and ask the question; how does this story apply in other ways, besides the ones described above, because these links are just the tip of the iceberg. 

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The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg And Modern Applications To Your Life; Where Are Your Golden Eggs?

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