some serious jokes
We all need to laugh more.
We live in difficult times, globally, and the world is going to rot - politically - environmentally - financially - morally - and the ordinary person in the street is being abused at every turn by power companies, oil and gas companies, the council, police and social services, the NHS, doctors receptionists, and anyone - ANYONE with a uniform and anyone - ANYONE who feels it is their duty to boss and bully and patronise, belittle and generally talk down to, anyone who complains, anyone who has a voice and anyone who is NOT prepared to put up with the crap offered by those who assume they have power and assume they can wield it - and where many will surrender to this while those of us that stand up and say ' WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE ? '
A Prime Minister voted by the Conservative Party into power that lasts less than 2 months... You couldn't make this stuff up even for 'Yes Minister.'
You HAVE GOT TO LAUGH otherwise you surrender to it and give in to it, you allow it to take over and consume and then it is too late.
Even deadly serious things have their funny side, and it is not disrespectful to giggle in the face of adversity as for many, this is the only way of coping.
Laugh and the world laughs with you and is one of a very few universal things we all share regardless of culture, language or religion.
An old man meets a young man who asks:
“Do you remember me?”
And the old man says no. Then the young man tells him he was his student, And the teacher asks:
“What do you do, what do you do in life?”
The young man answers:
“Well, I became a teacher.”
“ah, how good, like me?” Asks the old man.
“Well, yes. In fact, I became a teacher because you inspired me to be like you.”
The old man, curious, asks the young man at what time he decided to become a teacher. And the young man tells him the following story:
“One day, a friend of mine, also a student, came in with a nice new watch, and I decided I wanted it.
I stole it, I took it out of his pocket.
Shortly after, my friend noticed the his watch was missing and immediately complained to our teacher, who was you.
Then you addressed the class saying, ‘This student's watch was stolen during classes today. Whoever stole it, please return it.’
I didn't give it back because I didn't want to.
You closed the door and told us all to stand up and form a circle.
You were going to search our pockets one by one until the watch was found.
However, you told us to close our eyes, because you would only look for his watch if we all had our eyes closed.
We did as instructed.
You went from pocket to pocket, and when you went through my pocket, you found the watch and took it. You kept searching everyone's pockets, and when you were done you said ‘open your eyes. We have the watch.’
You didn't tell on me and you never mentioned the episode. You never said who stole the watch either. That day you saved my dignity forever. It was the most shameful day of my life.
But this is also the day I decided not to become a thief, a bad person, etc. You never said anything, nor did you even scold me or take me aside to give me a moral lesson.
I received your message clearly.
Thanks to you, I understood what a real educator needs to do.
Do you remember this episode, professor?
The old professor answered, ‘Yes, I remember the situation with the stolen watch, which I was looking for in everyone’s pocket. I didn't remember you, because I also closed my eyes while looking.’
This is the essence of teaching:
If to correct you must humiliate; you don't know how to teach.”
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