And now for something completely different

A treat to be found on eats shoots n leaves.

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eats shoots 'n leaves

Today, that would be a wonderful Chinese parable we have often used ourselves in talks with our friends and offspring. It’s told here by the late Zen philosopher Alan Watts [previously] in a version very close to the one we ourselves first heard it from an old friend, now long gone:

Via Sustainable Human:

The Story of the Chinese Farmer

Program notes:

A parable about life and nature narrated by Alan Watts, animated by Steve Agnos, and with music by Chris Zabriskie.

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