disabilitythinking:

On crying wolf

realsocialskills:

People who complain a lot often get dismissed as “crying wolf” or otherwise making things up for attention.

But this isn’t right. People complain a lot for a lot of different reasons.

Sometimes people cry wolf a lot to prank people.

Sometimes people cry wolf a lot…

disabilitythinking said:

Absolutely. I mean, at the end of the “Boy Who Cried Wolf” story the boy gets eaten because the villagers didn’t believe him. The moral is supposed to be that the boy shouldn’t have told stories. Maybe the villagers should have learned that sometimes there really are wolves and not responding is deadly.