10 Practical Lessons From “Animal Farm” (A Great Classic Fable)

10 Practical Lessons From “Animal Farm” (A Great Classic Fable)

By George Orwell

1. *Beware of False Leaders*: The pigs in the story started as advocates for equality but gradually became the very oppressors they overthrew. This teaches us to be wary of those who promise change but only seek power.

2. *Question Authority: * The animals blindly followed the pigs without questioning their decisions. This highlights the importance of critical thinking and questioning authority.

3. *The Danger of Apathy: * The animals’ indifference allowed the pigs to seize power. This underscores the dangers of apathy in the face of injustice.

4. *Power Corrupts: * The pigs became corrupt when they gain power, illustrating the adage that “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

5. *The Importance of Education: * The pigs manipulated the less educated animals, emphasizing the importance of education in preventing manipulation and exploitation.

6. *Beware of Propaganda*: The pigs used propaganda to control the other animals, teaching us to be critical of information and aware of the power of propaganda.

7. *Equality is Essential: * The initial goal of the animals was to create a society where all are equal. The failure to maintain this equality led to their downfall, highlighting the importance of equality in society.

8. *History Can Be Manipulated*: The pigs altered the farm’s history to suit their narrative, reminding us to be aware of how history can be manipulated for personal or political gain.

9. *Stand Up Against Injustice: * The animals’ failure to stand up against the pigs’ tyranny led to their oppression, emphasizing the importance of standing up against injustice.

10. *The Danger of Silence: * The animals’ silence in the face of the pigs’ tyranny allowed it to continue, teaching us that silence in the face of injustice is complicity.

 *Good morning Great Nigerians*


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