Saturday, May 10, 2008

A Story Of Insanity

A powerful wizard, who wanted to destroy an entire kingdom, placed a magic potion in the well from which all the inhabitants drank. Whoever drank that water would go mad.

The following morning, the whole population drank from the well and they all went mad, apart from the king and his family, who had a well set aside for them alone, which the magician had not managed to poison. The king was worried and tried to controy the population by issuing a series of edicts governing security and public health. The policemen and the inspectors, however, had also drunk the poisoned water, and they thought the king's decisions were absurd and resolved to take no notice of them.

When the inhabitants of the kingdom heard these decrees, they became convinced that the king had gone mad and was now giving nonsensical orders. They marched on the castle and called for his abdication.

In despair the king prepared to step down from the throne, but the queen stopped him, saying: "Let us drink from the communal well. Then we will be the same as them."

And that was what they did: The king and the queen drank the water of madness and immediately began talking nonsense. Their subjects repented at once; now that the king was displaying such wisdom, why not allow him to continue ruling the country?

The country continued to live in peace, although its inhabitants behaved very differently from those of its neighbours. And the king was able to govern until the end of his days.

Ponder upon the story. How do you relate it to our life? Aren't we living in a world overshadowed by soulless routine and perverse conformity?

Your thoughts =)


2nd Unit 2nd Room said...

i would have to say it's true but then again... don't we all conform to some sort of invisible rules that seem not to exist and yet we're cultured to follow?

Simon Seow said...

That's life unless we life a nomad's life.

Anonymous said...

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He suddenly deleted the *free wella products* post, and he said you won on his chatbox.

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