Resurrecting Aesop

Fables Lawyers Should Remember

by Mike Papantonio

Aesop’s fables clearly were not written to entertain children. His stories about the adventures and misadventures of lions, birds, donkeys, and wolves ask us to make important choices between such things as greed and giving, arrogance and humility, selfish indifference and compassion.

Lawyers are the types of leaders that can benefit from Aesop’s fable wisdom. We can take that wisdom and help lead our clients, our community … maybe even an entire democracy to the high ground that Aesop believed was so difficult to claim.