Determine Your Own Fate

Wednesday May 13th, 2020


In ancient times there was a philosopher who had many disciples. One day a cynical man decided to humiliate him by asking him a question he couldn’t possibly answer correctly.

The cynic put a recently hatched chick in the palm of his hand and asked the philosopher, in front of an audience, whether what he had in his hand was dead or alive. His intention, if the philosopher said “alive,” was to crush the chick and show the master to be wrong. If the philosopher said “dead,” then he planned to let the chick live.

In response to the question, the philosopher looked the cynic in the eye, smiled, and calmly replied: “The answer, my son, lies in your hands.”


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