Alan Watts

Story of the Chinese Farmer by Alan Watts

Submitted by P2P on Thu, 03/24/2016 - 13:09

There was once a Chinese farmer who lost a horse. It had run away while he was tending to his field. Later that evening, the locals gathered and consoled him, “That’s too bad,” they said.

He replied “Maybe.”

The next day the horse came back. And brought seven wild horses with it. All of the neighbors gathered around and said “Why that’s just great, isn’t it?”