Successful relations are a consequence trust. Realms, as well as humans, are prone to establish dealings be they subjective or business related because of the faith they place on each other. However, the same trust destroys the associations, showing that human beings are susceptible to believe. “The boy who cried Wolf” as well as “The stomach and the body parts” two fables by Aesop that show how trust is fragile. Every character in the listed parables helps to explain faith in different ways for that reason, what are some of the factors that contribute to developing trust as exemplified by the characters in their various relationships?
Teamwork is a facet that solely relies on trust. In the two allegories, it is evident that every character has their part to play so as their society can prevail. The different body organs all have specific tasks to undertake; the same being evident about the rustics as they tend to their farms (Aesop 627). The organs should look for food while the stomach breaks down the food and redistributes it to as required. The two legends show that in a society where teamwork is paramount, trust is crucial (Aesop 626). Without faith, the independent individuals can opt to abstain from assisting others, thus breaking the team and hope required for prosperity.
Dependency is articulated by having faith in someone else to provide. The parable of the young lad depicts that the young herder is dependent on the residents for protection from the beast that devours the sheep. The accompanying folktale enlightens the readers of the abdominals’ dependence on the body members for foods. The villagers also depend on the shepherd while the sheep are out in the field. Furthermore, the organs do not realize it, but they rely on the belly for nourishment. The body members and the shepherd illustrate over-reliance in ways which eventually cause their downfall. The herder reliance on the rustics even losing the trust bestowed upon him leads to the sheep caretaker dealing with the attacking animal on his own. The body parts, additionally, want to rely on the stomach to do all the work to sustain the entire body.
Communication is vital if individuals need to foster trust with each other. The boy while tending to the sheep illustrates communication by calling out for help the agronomists communicate by responding to the cries of the young man in the grazing area. This response represents their willingness to be counted upon in times of need. In the case of the body, the gut responds by breaking down the food delivered to him by the body appendages. The distribution of food is a response to the food received from the body organs. The fact that there is a response triggered when the boy and the body organs communicate, shows conviction in believing their colleagues to do what their part. The break of communication is the leading factor to demise in both instances. The country dweller get tired of being lied to, and the body organs go on strike, the eventual outcome is the loss of sheep and the body wasting away.
To sum it all up, trust should be the basis in every partnership or relation fostered through communication, teamwork, and dependency. Working on communication, ability to rely on others and cooperation, the boy, and the body members could have fostered a healthy affiliation based on trust with their associates. Nevertheless, the villagers and the stomach were up to the task of nurturing an honest relationship as they were ready to do their part. If at all people have no faith in each other in a connection, then people cannot achieve anything.
Aesop. Aesop’s Fables. Pg. 626-627