Stupid Brain|مغز احمق

“13th story”

First published: Nov.09.2017

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.


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.”


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?”


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.


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.


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.”


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.”


So wolf jumped on him and ate his stupid brain.


Dear friends:

You can purchase my book “Climbing Over Grit” Winner of “Canada Book Award” at;

Barnes & Noble, Gardners, Bertrams, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and all bookselling channels via hubs in the US, UK, Brazil, Germany, Russia, and Australia. The links are listed below:

Our Book Page is:

Join me at:

Facebook-LinkedIn-Laleh Chini

twitter @chini_laleh

Instagram avoicefromiran








Categories: bedtime story, fable, fiction, folk tale, parable, Storytelling, taleTags: ,


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

    Liked by 5 people

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

    Liked by 5 people

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

    Liked by 4 people

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

    Liked by 4 people

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

    Liked by 3 people

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

    Liked by 3 people

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

    Liked by 4 people

  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!

    Liked by 4 people

  9. Hi! Thanks for that post. We need your help.

    1) If you share our website—we will do the same for you

    2) We need a new team member. Would you like to join us?

    Liked by 3 people

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

    Liked by 3 people

  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!

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Wonderful! 🙂 I love your stories!

    Liked by 4 people

  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.

    Liked by 4 people

  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 🙂


    Liked by 4 people

    • 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 😍

      Liked by 1 person

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

    Liked by 3 people

  16. Goed en leuke dingen in schitterend verhaal

    Liked by 3 people

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

    Liked by 3 people

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

    Liked by 3 people

  19. wonderful story and beautiful hidden moral shared

    Liked by 3 people

  20. Every story teaches something. We learn from other people’s mistakes. You must not live and make life decisions thoughtlessly. You have to think, you have to think.

    Liked by 3 people

  21. Brilliantly penned, lessons for life are beautifully weaved into this story. It speaks volumes. The ending was quite surprising. Thanks for sharing. 💜🤗🌹

    Liked by 3 people

  22. This is hilarious! Thank you for sharing it!

    Liked by 3 people

  23. That was an unexpected ending and so funny 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  24. funny
    and what
    a sad

    Liked by 1 person

  25. I loved this story. And the end is quite funny.
    Have a great day, Laleh.

    Liked by 3 people

  26. I have read variations on this fable but this is the most unusual one, I must say!

    Liked by 3 people

  27. Wonderful piece of wisdom, dear Laleh! As my favourite writer Milorad Pavic used to write: “What in October seems to be March is only January”. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 3 people

  28. Silly but useful ( not to be harsh ) 😂😂😂 , enjoyed reading it .

    Liked by 2 people

  29. Thanks a lot , am new to blogging, your comments and thoughts means a lot to me madam .

    Liked by 2 people

  30. Such a humble person , you are … thats great ..

    Liked by 2 people

  31. Too funny, especially since many of us these days chase “wisdom” while ignoring the chance for happiness before our very eyes.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Lovely stories. It’s a pleasure reading them mean while reading the title in Persian will also help me learn some Persian. I am very fond of Persian but don’t know how to utter a word in Persian. I only remember these two lines “khana ke khaliast deo me garat”. I’m sure its not right. It means an empty house is possessed by the devil.

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Thanks for correcting. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Great post Laleh! Congratulations! And thank you for your like! We are following your blog… Have a good day!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: