New fables of Aesop 7: Two ponds

1 二つの池

Once upon a time, a red pond and a black pond were located in line with a ravine.

The red fish lived in red pond and the black fish lived in black pond.

Since the two ponds had not connected, two kinds of fish did not mix.


The character of two kinds of this fish differed greatly.

The black fish always scrambled for food and the stronger fish was eating more food.

As for the strong fish, although the body became large, someone had been injured always.

Therefore, the number was getting fewer gradually.


On the other hand, the red fish divided food among each other, and did not fight for it.

Everyone was small in the same way, and the number did not change.


2 黒と赤い魚














A heavy storm came over once, and a flood swallowed the two ponds, and the water went out before long.

Then, several red fish had gone into the black pond.

On the contrary, several black fish also had gone into the red pond.

A red fish in black pond said.

“I cannot find food even if waiting till when, because the black fish deprives. “

At last, every red fish died.


On the other hand, a black fish in red pond said.

” It is easy to take food from red fish. It is a paradise. “

The number of black fish increased, and the number of red fish decreased.

Then the number of both became the same before long.

A black fish said.

“The injury by conflict does not occur by the favor of the red fish.”

A red fish said.

“ We thank black fish for protecting us from rowdies, such as a catfish.”




















3 仲良く暮らす

And time flowed.

All black fish of black pond died out for continual fight.

On the other hand, in red pond, red fish and black fish lived together, and the numbers had been increasing.

They were prosperous because that red fish that take care of each other and brave black   fish cooperated.


We are also similar.

In the nation where women’s rights were ignored, the civil war is easy to occur.

Even in democratic nation, if woman’s social position is low, the nation comes to advance the nuclear power generation easily.

In major power, if woman’s social position in the nation is low, the natural increase rate of the population has been decreasing rapidly.


Ensuring equal status between men and women is the first step to make society better.




















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  1. While I agree with your philosophical thought that position of woman in the society makes a huge impact on the nation’s prosperity and development. I think the linkage between the social position of women and population increase rate is a little more complex.

    In India (and many other South East Asian countries) the position of woman is weak.
    In fact it is so bad, that many parents do not want to have girl child at all.
    Resulting in a highly skewed sex ratio. Still the population is growing at a extremely fast speed.

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