THE NORTH WIND AND THE SUN
The power of persuasion is central to an ancient fable told by Aesop. The Greek fabulist is credited with a number of fables historically known as Aesop's Fables. Almost in all his stories the protagonist is an animal or a "thing" that speaks, thinks, and solves problems - inheriting humanlike characteristics. In the North Wind and the Sun, the story goes that an arrogant waft of wind drummed-up the courage to challenge the sun to a bet. The aim is to prove who is the ultimate power of the universe. However, under the tone of the challenge lay a hidden seed of jealousy. While, the wind was portrayed as rough, cold and bitter, the sun is idolised as a glaring energy of warmth and happiness. Hence, the wind had every reason to prove his true worth. At that precise moment, from a distance, a traveller is seen approaching wearing a heavy overcoat. The wind jumps at the opportunity to challenge the sun to a contest; whoever is able to remove the coat from the man's back shall be declared the winner. The sun, wise and unfettered, agrees to the challenge and give the wind the opportunity to go first. In response, the wind unleashes its most terrifying power, blowing directly over the man's head, in an effort to rip his coat off his back. But the harder the wind blew, the tighter the lad clutches onto his overcoat. And when the wind fail, it starts to grow angrier until it’s fury spirals out of control into a full blown rage. But the man simply would not let go of his jacket, because he is freezing cold. And the colder he got, the harder it was to convince him to give up his cover. Then just as the man is starting to lose the will to fight, subsequently the wind's power was fading away. Suddenly it stops blowing, and the sun comes out. It showers the man with golden threads of light. The man stands up and bask in it's rays. And as the sun drifts up to the middle of the sky, the temperature starts to soar, making the man feel the heat of a beautiful summer's day. Instantly, he removes his coat and strolls off to enjoy a walk on the beach. On that day, the bitterness of the wind was defeated by the power of kindness and generosity.