Friday, 26 February 2010


A starving group are told by a messenger that there is food of great delight in two locations, both quite near. In fact both just as close; one 2 miles East and one 2 miles West.

Some of the group inquired as to what else was at these locations and the messenger said that one was famous for fine dresses and one for fine shoes.

To this day you can see a pile of human remains in this same location. A location where 50 starving people argued over shoes and dresses when all they needed was food.


The Rambling Taoist said...

Bravo! A great tale that describes humanity to a tee.

The Crow said...

Perhaps the starving group agreed they had no further need for shoes, dresses or even food.
Being taoists, and content with their lives, they decided there was no need to travel anywhere.
They died, one by one, as their time came, in place.
Perfectly content.
Perfectly at one.

Rizal Affif said...

Ditto with The Rambling Taoist... this is a nice tale of most humans :p

@ Crow: I don't think contentment with life is not the same as not making action at all. Wei wu wei... and maybe I don't think at all #-p