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Wisdom: Wit triumphs over anger!
« on: September 06, 2019, 10:29:00 AM »
The wit of Gandhi : "He who stops to ponder and think will generally come out ahead."

 

 

When Gandhi was studying law at  University College, London, a Caucasian professor, whose last name was Peters, disliked  him intensely and always displayed  prejudice and animosity towards him.  Also, because Gandhi never lowered his head when addressing him, as he expected, there were always arguments and confrontations.

 

 

One day, Mr. Peters was having lunch at the dining room of the University, and Gandhi came along with his tray and sat  next to the professor. The professor said,  "Mr. Gandhi, you do not understand. A pig and a bird do not sit together to eat."

 

 

Gandhi looked at him as a parent would a rude child and calmly replied, "You do not worry professor. I'll fly away,"  and he went and sat at another table.

 

 

Mr. Peters,  reddened  with rage, decided to take revenge on the next test paper, but Gandhi responded brilliantly to all questions.

 

 

Mr. Peters, unhappy and  frustrated, asked him the following question. "Mr. Gandhi, if you were walking down the street  and found a package, and within was a bag  of wisdom and another bag with a lot of money, which one would you take?"

 

 

Without hesitating, Gandhi responded, "The one with the money, of course."

 

 

Mr. Peters, smiling sarcastically, said, "I, in your place, would have taken wisdom, don't you think?

 

 

Gandhi shrugged indifferently and responded, "Each one takes what he doesn't have."

 

 

Mr. Peters, by this time was beside himself and so great was his anger that he wrote on Gandhi's exam sheet the word  "idiot" and gave it to Gandhi.  Gandhi took the  exam sheet and sat down at his desk trying very hard to remain calm while he contemplated his next move.

 

 

A few minutes later, Gandhi got up, went to the professor and said to him in a dignified but sarcastically polite tone,  "Mr. Peters, you signed the sheet, but you  did not give me the grade."

 

 

Wit always wins over anger.
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