A Wise Old Man – Funny Jokes
Once upon a time In the mountains a Wise Old Man…
Somewhere high up in the mountains lived a very wise old man. Once in a while, he came down from the mountains to the local village to entertain the people in the village with his special skills, knowledge and other talents.
One of his best skills was to ‘psychically’ tell the people the contents in their own pockets, boxes, or minds. A few of the young boys in the village, thought it would be fun to play a joke on the old man and discredit him and his special skills.
So one of the boys came up with the idea to get a bird from it’s cage and then hide it in his hands. Of course he knew that the wise old man most likely would know that the hidden object in his hands was a bird.
Therefor the boy devised a plan. Because he knew that the wise old man wouldn’t have any problem to correctly state that the hidden object in his hands was a bird, the boy would instead ask the old man if the bird hidden in his hand was a dead or living bird.
In case the wise old man would say it was a living bird, the boy then would crush the little bird in his hands, so then after opening his hands he would show a dead bird to everyone; and if the wise old man would say it was a dead bird, the boy just had to open his hands and let the little bird fly free for all to see.
So no matter what the wise old man would say, the boy would prove the wise old man to be a fraud.
A few weeks later, the wise old man came down from the mountain to the village again. The boy then quickly took a bird from it’s cage. Cupping it out of sight in his hands, he walked up to the wise old man and asked the old man; ‘Hey Old man, old man, tell us now, what do you think I have in my hands right now?’
The wise old man then replied, ‘My dear boy, you have a bird in your hand,’ and of course the old man was right. The boy then asked as planned, ‘Okay old man, then tell me, if this bird is a living or a dead bird?’
The wise old man looked straight at the boy and then said with a calm and low voice, ‘That bird in your hand is as you choose it to be.’ And so it is with your life.