the teachings of the sage (675)

the villagers said, “sage! how should we live?”

and the sage replied, “you shouldn’t ask other people how to live. you should live as you feel you should.”

and so, the villagers began to dance and sing at all hours of the day and night. this distracted the sage when he was trying to write and kept him up when he was trying to sleep.

so, he went outside and said, “i have had a vision! the true way to live is to be quiet and peaceful.”

but the villagers shouted, “you be quiet, then!”

not sure if there’s a lesson here. be careful giving advice? maybe that’s it.