Stupid Brain|مغز احمق


My favorite memories of my childhood consist of all the beautiful fairy tales that my mother used to tell us before we went to sleep. All of the stories that I share in my blog are those memorable tales that always taught us great lessons.

Once upon a time, there lived an unhappy young man in a small village. He decided to ask the head of the village how he could find happiness.

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The head of the village advised him: “Go to a not so far down towards the East. There lives a wise man who knows the answer to every question. Ask him how to find happiness.”

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The young man liked the head of the village’s advice and started walking early the next morning. He walked and walked until he saw an unhappy wolf. He asked the wolf: “What is wrong?”

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The Wolf responded: “I suffer from headaches every day.”

The young man said: “Don’t worry, I am going to see the famous wise man and will ask for your cure as well.” Then he continued his way. He walked and walked until he saw a big dry land and an unhappy owner.

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The young man asked: “Why are you unhappy?” and he replied: “My father left me this land before he died but I am not allowed to sell it. It’s been five years since my father’s death. I am so broke, I really need to sell it.”

The young man promised that he would bring the answer to him, and continued walking.

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He saw a small town with lots of soldiers and an unhappy king. He asked the king why he was unhappy. The king explained that he was very afraid to lose his kingdom as they kept losing all the battles.

The young man said that he will come back with an answer.

After a long walk that lasted many days, he got to the town of the wise man. He went to see him and began telling his and his friends’ problems.

The wise man told him all the answers and promised him that he would be a happy man when he went back.

The young man went to the king and said: “You are afraid because you have a secret. You are a woman who can’t tell his people the truth because they won’t believe a woman can rule.”

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The king said: “Now that you know my secret, marry me and help me rule my kingdom.” He refused and said: “I was promised that when I go back I will be happy so I have to go back.”

He walked to the dry land with the unhappy owner and said: “Your father left the land for you to grow grains in it, so you would make money and be able to keep the land and live a good life.”

The owner said: “so stay with me and let’s farm together and I will share half the profit with you.”

The young man said: “I can’t. I have to go back to be happy.”

The young man got to the wolf and said: “In order to cure your headaches you, need to eat the brain of a stupid man.”

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So wolf jumped on him and ate his stupid brain.

 

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96 comments

  1. Once again my dear Laleh, you made me laugh. Thank you 😉 xx

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  2. I love your stories, Laleh, there is always a life lesson to learn.

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  3. Well, I didn’t see that coming. Very well chosen illustrations

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  4. It’s great. Reminds my of Aesop’s Fables I used to read at my nana and grampa’s home in Wales.

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  5. Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    Love this story… 😉

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  6. A brilliant life lesson story. I profoundly enjoyed it.

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  7. That’s such a cute little story. I love it..

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  8. Oh I love your stories. Wise messages with some humor. Wonderful writing – do you write books. The photos are quite beautiful as well. Thank you!

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  10. It is a sad end. I’ll say the story is unfinished.

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  11. I so love this story. Whether its in the Bible, Aesop’s Fables, fairy tales or blogs such as yours, these stories are a constant reminder of the human condition. I have been struggling with the concept of allowing myself to accept the blessings that I have and not feel compelled that I must search further afield. Why is that humans don’t always recognise what is right under their nose? Look forward to more tales like this!

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  12. Wonderful! 🙂 I love your stories!

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  13. In Romanian folk tales the wolf tends to be more of a guide than a threat
    It is such an interesting word etymologically too
    wĺ̥kʷos in Indo-European. Both Armenian and Celtic replaced the word completely due to taboo and shifts in sounds in languages like Greek may also be connected with this.

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  14. Namaste Laleh 🙂

    Another delightful tale to pull us upright by the boot-straps else have us open eyes far wider. I enjoyed the photos thank you…I’ve always loved the Wolf as both animal and symbol. In Persia, is the Wolf viewed in a positive or negative aspect? Also the Persian word ‘gorg’… does it actually mean wolf or does it describe an aspect of the wolf: for example suggesting it is ‘dreadful’ or ‘monstrous’, do you know what I mean? Does the word gorg only apply to wolves?

    Regards the story, how unfortunate the ‘hero’ was to blind to see the happiness that was offered to him and placed there right in front of his eyes? One wonders what form he expected ‘happiness’ to appear, and indeed what his understanding of happiness was. All things are relative of course and people find happiness in many diverse areas of life yet I cannot imagine what hierarchy of needs prevailed for him to be so dismissive of opportunity. I am reminded of another story you recently published about the little bird carrying 25kg of gold who was caught by the mindless hunter. Lost opportunity as a result of desire seem common themes: our selfish expectations and desiring wants are not always what we need to be happy and compromise is often required in the choices we make. I like to imagine making those choices gets easier and easier the more experienced we get at living life as a human being.

    Looking forward to next tall tale told in your inimitable style. Until then, take care of one and all.

    Love and Peace. Namaste 🙂

    DN

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    • Hi Dewin
      Thanks a lot for your attention. Yes gorg means wolf and unfortunately it is the symbol for fierce.
      Yes exactly the simple explanation for us people which can’t see all the goods that is already in front of us.
      Appreciate your detailed comments 😍

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  15. This is so funny! I love your stories so much ❤

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  16. Goed en leuke dingen in schitterend verhaal

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  17. I love your “childhood” fairytales. I look forward to more of them … and your wisdom.

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  18. Funny that a wolf is the smartest character in your story. I wonder why?

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