A sheep lies down with his shepherd and dreams of providing him with a 100% wool sweater while the shepherd dreams of the sheep providing him with a 100% lamb meal.
I want to write an essay one day on how the sheep metaphor is abused today.
In the Bible it's only used to describe people who are confused, lost, exploited, victimized, or in need.
There are good shepherds who care for these.
There are bad shepherds who cause these conditions or take advantage of them.