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Schoolteacher’s Zen

An anecdote told to me by a friend of mine some years ago. To me this is kind of the Serbian Zen.

The place is a village near Jagodina, the time is several decades ago. A few peasants are sitting in front of a shop drinking beer.

The local schoolteacher comes along and asks them: “Good afternoon. What are you doing here?”

The peasants find themselves embarrassed and wanting to outwit the teacher one of them replies: “We’re discussing who will win, Mao Zedong or Chiang Kai-shek?”

The teacher replies: “Oh! And why don’t you wash your faces first?”

3 Comments

  1. ljiljana

    Sa vecinom iz teksta se potpuno slazem.Savetujem svima da kupe kartu,sednu u voz i obidju Evropu.Mnoge stvari nisu onakve kakve se ovde prikazuju,tj kakve ih mi zamisljamo.
    Sve je naravno drugacije ako ste samo turista na proputovanju.Tada cete uzivati i putovanje ce vas usreciti i oplemeniti.Ali ziveti sada,posle migrantske krize i toliko inih kriza u belom svetu ,mislim nije bas neko zadovoljstvo.Prava parola za mlade zato i jeste-zivi lokalno,misli i ako mozes radi globalno.
    Svaka sredina,pa i ova nasa ma koliko nam se cini neuredjena(u nekim segmentima bolje u nekim losije uredjena) ima svoje prednosti i mane.
    Umesto kukanja,rad,usavrsavanje,borba za svoja i tudja prava,za bolje nasih porodica i zajednice.Jer borba vas svuda ceka…

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