23rd May 2007, 08:51 PM
23rd May 2007, 10:01 PM
Re: S'pore eyes holidaymakers to boost population
In Aesop's fable of the goose that lays golden eggs, we learn that it better to tend to the goose than to eat it. The citizens of a country are the golden geese and if we do not make all efforts to invest in and nurture them, then we are eating the geese, and soon there will be no more golden eggs. It is the nature of the vultures to leave behind bare bones after a lavish meal.
Originally Posted by eyes
As the proverb said, "Be careful to tend to the condition of your herd." and in ‘The Historie of Foure-footed Beastes’ (1607) Edward Topsell wrote: ‘If by covetousnesse or negligence, one withdraw from them their ordinary foode, he shall be penny wise, and pound foolish.”