A blind man was walking in a dark ally while carrying a clay pot of water on his shoulder and a lit lantern in his other hand.
A nosy person was passing in the opposite direction and as soon as he saw the blind man, he started laughing and making fun of him.
The nosy person said: “Maybe I should remind you that you are blind.”
The blind man tried to ignore him and just continued walking.
The nosy person added: “Why would a blind person need a light? To hope to see?”, he laughed loudly and continued: “In your eyes, days and nights are just dark, what would this lantern do for you?”
The blind man smiled and replied: “My son, you are absolutely right that days and nights are always dark in my eyes. But I am not carrying this lantern to see what’s in front of me, I am carrying it so that dark minded people like you can see what is in front of them, to be careful not to hit me and break my clay pot. Smart people stay cautious of the unwise. I may be blind sighted, but you are blind minded.”
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