The Wind and The Sun

The Wind and the Sun is a fable attributed to Aesop. The story concerns a competition between the Wind and the Sun to decide who was the stronger of the two. The challenge was set to make a passing traveler take his coat off. However hard the Wind blew at the traveler, the traveler only wrapped himself tighter. But when the Sun shone with warmth, the traveler was overcome with heat and had to take his coat off. The moral stated at the end of the fable is persuasion is better than force. Other sources say that gentleness, warmth, and friendliness are always stronger than force and fury.

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