The Allegory of the Long Spoons is from an ancient source though the original inspiration and accounting is not known. However it appears this kind of story is common place, telling of how co-operation and respect for people result in a healthy society.
The story is not exclusive Judeo-Christian as many may think, but can be found in many of the world’s religion in one form or another. And is that not truly what the the base for all religions, to cooperate and make society pleasant for all, to care of the unfortunate that we may become one day.
I have seen in so many unkind comments, that in today’s world sadly it seems people prefer the version of hell than that of heaven.. to let their fellow man be denounced, mocked, injured, and let starve rather than to see beyond the veil of ignorance and hate
Some sources to read or watch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory_of_the_long_spoons