The Parable of the Taoist Farmer

Again and again in my life, the lesson of this story applies. My only real problem is remembering that it applies at those times when I feel like I’m having nothing but bad luck.

I didn’t write this, so this feels like kind of a cheat of a blog post. But I did try to edit down a version of the story to be succinct. Enjoy.

The Parable

There was once a Taoist farmer. One day the farmer’s only horse broke out of the corral and ran away. The farmer’s neighbors came to the farmer’s house and said, “Oh what bad luck!” The Taoist farmer replied, “Maybe.” Continue reading “The Parable of the Taoist Farmer”