This is a story about wisdom in unusual places.
One truck driver doing his usual load delivery at a mental hospital parked his vehicle beside an open drain. He discovered a flat tyre when he was about to return from the mental hospital. He jacked up the truck and removed the flat tyre to fix it.
When he was about to fix the spare tyre, he accidentally dropped all the four bolts in the open drain. As he cannot fish the bolts in the open drain, he started to panic as to what should be done?
Just then, one patient happened to walk past him and asked the driver as to why he was looking troubled. The driver thought to himself, since there is nothing much he can do or this mental joker can, so he might as well talk to him just to keep the bugging away. So he informed the mental patient about the whole episode with a helpless look on his face.
The patient just laughed at the truck driver and said, “You cannot even fix such a simple problem? No wonder you are destined to remain a truck driver for life.”
The truck driver was astonished to hear such a compliment from a mental patient. “Here is what you can do” the mental guy continued, “Take one bolt from each of the remaining three wheels and fix it on to the fourth tyre. Then drive down to the nearest workshop and replace the missing ones. Isn’t it simple my friend.”
The truck driver was so impressed with this quick fix answer and asked the patient “How come you are so smart and intelligent and you are here at the mental hospital?”
The patient replied, “Hello friend! I stay here because I am crazy, but not stupid”.
No wonder, there are people who behave like the Truck Driver, thinking that they can figure out or fix things and other people are just plain stupid. No matter how learned or wise you are, always remember there could be some CRAZY guys in your professional/personal life, who could give you lots of quick fixes and brush your wisdom.
– Author Unknown
Meditation: For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. – Romans 12:3
You will succeed in Jesus Name!