The first time Little Prince learned about the folk tale Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves was through my childhood book with some lost pages, that mama kindly brought all the way in her flight.
Alibaba was one of the tales in One Thousand and One Nights.
On 20180123, the day when Little Prince vomited thrice in a day for the first time in 2018, he asked, “Why did Alibaba steal the robbers’ money?”
People like M&M’s mother will surely report Alibaba to the police.
Greedy people like Ali Baba’s older brother, Cassim, will surely want more than what they can handle and end up being destroyed. In Cassim’s case, he was murdered by the robbers who caught him trying to steal their treasures. Therefore, we must learn how to deal with envy.
The story also reminds me on a saying by Chris Guillebeau, “morality should precede law.”