Mulla Nasrudin

The School

   One of the boys at the Mulla’s school asked:
   ‘Which was the greatest achievement, that of the man who
conquered an empire, the man who could have but did not, or
the man who prevented another from doing so?’
   ‘I don’t know about any of that,’ said the Mulla, ‘but I do
know a more difficult task than any of those.’
   ‘What is that?’
   ‘Trying to teach you to see things as they really are?’