What did I learn from the 8 stories? #1. The Red Shoes Hans Christian Andersen Karen lost her mother because she cared too much about being pretty (the red shoes), the excessive attention on the vanity she lost everything. However, as long as we‘re brave enough to admit what we've done wrong, there's always a chance for us to repay. #3. The Old Grandfather and his Little Grandson Tolstoy #2. The Goose with the Golden Eggs Aesop A man and his wife killed a goose that laid golden eggs to secure the whole store of precious metal at once but they got nothing because of greedy. Sometimes when we want more we lose more. #4. The Thirsty Crow Dimple Kothari Everyone gets old one day, when we see the old people we should care for them more instead of despising them. Young people should understand the elders because of the way we treated them it might be our turn next time. When we grow older, the challenges would be much bigger and harder. Just like the thirsty crow if there‘re barriers blocking us from goals, try to change the usual way of thinking it might bring us to the successful. Give up or continue, think differently will lead to a different result. #5. The Singing Bone #6. The Boy Who Cried Wolf Beth Hanh Aesop The common saying, "Good will be rewarded with good, and evil with evil", this is what I've learned from the story. One must be honest and kind, those who lie will one day be punished. When it's yours, it won't go elsewhere but don't try to grab what is not yours. This story reminds me of "integrity". One must have integrity as a foundation of being a human. A person with integrity will be trusted by leaders, relatives, and friends. If a person loses his integrity, then he will lose everything, even freedom, and his life. #7. The Farmer and the Viper #8. The Adventures of Carlo Collodi Pinocchio Aesop In life, I need to learn the spirit of the farmer and help those in need. However, not everyone is worth for help. Helping good people will be rewarded, but helping wrong or bad people may lose our lives just like the farmer. We need to remember one thing, not all efforts will be rewarded. It's a story about a marionette become a real boy at the end of his adventures. It shows how a person changed from imperfection to perfection, we know not everyone is born in perfection, we all need improvements to make us better.