August 9, 2011
Who's the Real Fool
Every day some men called the "fool" to the bar where they met and offered a choice between two coins: a large one of R$400 and a smaller but more valuable R$2000.
He always picked the big and least valuable one, which was a source of laughter for all.
One day, someone who watched the group play with the innocent man, called him aside and asked if he had not yet received the larger currency worth less and this answered, I know, I'm no fool. This one is worth five times less, but the day I choose the other, the little game will end and I will not get more of my money.
This story could end here, as a simple joke, but several conclusions:
First: Who looks silly, is not always true.
Second: What were the real fools in history?
The third: An ambition can cut your income. But the most interesting finding is that we can be good, even when others do not have a high opinion of ourselves. Therefore, what matters is not what you think of us, but what one thinks of himself. The true smart man is the one that seems "silly" in front of a "stupid" that appears to be smarter..