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A Lesson on Contentment

A man came to Nasreddin saying:
- my house is so noisy and disgusting! so full of children running around and making horrible noises, with their toys and stuff spread all over the house. The kitchen is dirty and I cannot tolerate it any more. What should I do then?
-Do you have chickens?
-Yes
-Bring them in the house! And come to me again tomorrow and tell me how it is going.
The next day, the man came again and said:
-O Nasreddin, the situation is even worse now, not only the kids are running around and the house is dirty on its own, now the chickens are squawking and leaving poops all around! What should I do?
-Do you have cows?
-Yes
-Bring them in the house! And come to me again tomorrow and tell me how it is going.
The next day, the man came again and said:
-O Nasreddin, it is so unbearable now, the kids are making noise and throwing things around, the chickens are squawking and leaving poops, additionally, these cows are messing around and running over everything in the house. so so crazy, I pary you, tell me what should I do?
-Do you have horses?
-Yes
-Bring them in the house! And come to me again tomorrow and tell me how it is going.
The next day, the poor man came with a pale face and began to speak with a tired voice:
-Nasreddin, the peace is altogether lost in my house! The kids are messing around, the chickens don't miss any opportunity to dirty the place, squawking all the time, then come the crazy cows and horses, the broke everything and now are racing with each other! Tell me for the last time what should I do, for if I stay in such a house one more night, I shall end up in the grave!
Nasreddin said:
-take all the animals out! And come to me again tomorrow and tell me how it is going.
The next the man came to Nasreddin, with a joyful voice he said:
-God bless you! how quite is our house now! how clean it is! except some occasional and mild voices from the kids and some almost-invisible stains in the kitchen, this house is ideal to me!

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When you feel miserable, think about those who are more miserable than you
When you feel proud, think about those who are better than you
when you feel sad, think about those who are sadder than you
when you feel happy, think about those who are happier than you

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