August 9, 2011

Who's the Real Fool

It is said that in an inner city, a group of people had fun with the "fool" the town, a poor man of low intelligence, who was living doing small errands and alms.
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..

14 comments:

  1. Interesting story. Kind of a funny twist there at the end with choosing to keep playing the game for money.

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  2. "An ambition can cut your income." So true.

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  3. Interesting story and point. Nice reading.

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  4. Great man. realy smart +follow to you

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  5. +follow, finally something i really liked reading

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  6. I've read this before but it never fails to bring a smile to my face. :) Followed.

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  7. It was nice reading this story. You shouldn't judge people by the public's opinion about them. A lesson has been learned. Followed.

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  8. Really interesting story my friend.

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  9. i love putting on a show of how clueless i am. then once people have judged me (wrongly) just blow them away!

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