Why is Hodja Riding the Wrong Way?

One day, Nasreddin Hodja got on his donkey the wrong way, facing towards the back.

“Hodja, you are sitting on your donkey backwards!” the people said.

“No! It is not that I am sitting on the donkey backwards, the donkey is facing the wrong way!” replied a calm Hodja.

~ Before you question the intellectual ability of Hodja and in doing so, question my own, think deeper. What Hodja was probably trying to point out was the folly of one individual criticizing another individual when he himself do not know what is right.

~It is just like the mother crab asking the baby crab to walk straight!

Further Reading:

The Second Meditation, Ethos – The Limitations of  Ethics, Moral Philosophy, and Absolute Relativism



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