From The Subtleties of the Inimitable
Mulla Nasrudin by Idries Shah
Nasrudin strolled into a village in the middle of a feast. Food was pressed on him from all sides, there was singing and dancing in the streets, people took him into their homes and treated him like a king.
'If only our village was like this!' said the Mulla. 'Nobody gives anything away there ... '
'But Mulla,' said the villagers, 'this is a special occasion, an annual feast-day ... '
'Then I can make my own contribution in the field of ideas,' said Nasrudin. 'All you have to do (and we can do it in my village as well) is to institute annual feasts like this every day.'
[Reload for another story.]
©Octagon Press, 1972 (ISHK Bookservice).
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