CHICKEN LITTLE WAS AN OPTIMIST

Chicken Little made her debut over twenty-five centuries ago.  It first appeared in the Buddhist scriptures as the Daddabha Jataka. Several versions have emerged over the years, and it appears that they vary depending on the audience.  In one version, the fox kills and eats all of the characters – probably not the best version for young children. The following version (my favorite) is an excellent metaphor that highlights the havoc that can be wreaked by one person spreading uninformed, manufactured fear.

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