Monday, April 4, 2016

Perceptions

One day, a traveler came along. “What are people like in this city?” he asked the old man at the gate. “What are they like in the city you’re from?” responded the old man. “Oh, they’re terrible people,” replied the traveler. “Unpleasant, unreliable, stupid, and boring. I’m glad to be rid of them.” “Well,” the old man said, “I’m afraid that you’ll find the people here to be exactly the same.”

The following day, a second traveler came along. “What are people like in this city?” he asked the old man. “What are they like in the city you’re from?” responded the old man. “Oh, they’re wonderful people,” replied the traveler. “Always pleasant, trustworthy, highly intelligent, and unfailingly interesting. I was deeply sorry to have to leave them.” “Excellent!” the old man exclaimed. “You’ll find the people here to be exactly the same!”
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More to the point, "Life is like a sewer...what you get out of it depends on what you put into it." -- Tom Lehrer.

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