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Chapter 10: You Are Blessed

The culture society was organizing a group to be comprised strictly of virgins, when a young lady carrying a baby appeared.

“But, madam” protested the president “that is evidence that you are not eligible for this society. Why do you think you will be able to join?”

“I was only foolin” around when this happened’ she explained. “So I thought I could get in as one of those foolish virgins.”

This is bullshit. “Rationalization” is a philosophical term. “Bullshit” comes from the ordinary man, from the masses, people who live on the earth, with the earth, whose hands are muddy. The word bullshit is also muddy as it is being used by people who are working, living the ordinary life. It does not come from the ivory towers of a university. But remember, it is more authentic, it says much more than “rationalization.” And always remember this, that words that are coined by professors are always anemic. They are dead words - clinical, but do not say much; rather than saying, they hide. Let me say it in this way, the very word rationalization is a rationalization: it is being used to avoid the word bullshit.

The third question:

Why do you make so many mistakes when you quote other people or refer to Biblical events or to scientific discoveries? I have answered this question many times myself in various ways. Now I would like to hear your answer.

So allow me to commit a few more mistakes.

First: my memory is marvelous.

Mulla Nasruddin was talking to a man and he said “My wife has a very bad memory.”

And the man asked “Do you mean she forgets everything?”

Mulla Nasruddin said “No, she remembers everything!”

If Mulla Nasruddin’s wife has a bad memory, I have a marvelous memory. I forget everything. And I enjoy this forgetfulness; I am not worried about it.

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