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What life lessons can be learned from the three little pigs?

Updated on September 17, 2016
Oh no, the wolf
Oh no, the wolf

Build your house with bricks

We have all heard the the story of the three little pigs who had a run in with the big bad wolf, but did you know there are life lessons which can be learned from those three little bovines. Here are a couple of them.

Always be prepared for what you know is coming.
Even though the three little pigs had been plagued by the big bad wolf before they seem ill prepared for his eventual arrival. The better course of action would have been for the pigs to have already built a secure abode in which to hide.

The same is true of us, we know many times do we know what is coming but wait til the last moment to prepare.

A quick fix is never the answer.
Since the three little pigs, didn't prepare for what was coming they had to resort to a quick fix to solve their problem. They hastily threw up a house a house of straw, sticks and bricks. While the brick house did hold up to wolf's big blow it would have been far better if they had built a better brick house ahead of time.

There are times in our life when we try to quickly fix the problems at hand. The problem with quick fixes however is that the problem is still there and sooner or later it will come back worse then the first time. The answer to any problem is to take the time to create a long term solution. In the this way the problem is solved for good.

Working together is far better then working alone.
The three little pigs each went their own way to hurriedly construct their houses. Two houses did not stand up to the wolf's foul breath, the third held up to the wolf stale breath. Once again it would have been better if the pigs would have worked together to build a house big enough for all three. This way the three little pigs would have been safe from the beginning. The big bad wolf would have left in a huff and the ordeal would have been over.

The same is true of us. We shouldn't look for a quick fix to life's problems. Instead we should take the time to make sure everything is thoroughly planned out and investigated so we can avoid any problems to misadventures.

Never build your house out of straw or sticks when bricks are available.
The other two pigs would have done well to listen to the wisdom of the third little pig who built his house on a from foundation out of solid building materials. The sad truth is they sought their own wisdom and ended up almost being eaten.

Many times we live our lives like three little pigs. We listen to our own wisdom instead of seeking out the advice of another. In the end we make costly mistakes which almost become our downfall.

These are just some of the life lessons to be learned from the three little pigs.


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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Stellar and superior use of symbolism comparing this well-known child's story with they way we handle our lives today! Great job.

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