Gurdjieff Brazil



The Sun and the Wind



The Sun and the Wind were disputing who was stronger, and the Wind said:

"I will prove I am stronger than you. See that old man, down there, with his coat? I bet I can make him take off his coat faster than you."

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Then, the Sun hide himself behind a cloud and the Wind blew until he almost became a hurricane, but the more he blew, more the old man fastened his coat against his body.

Finally the Wind calm down and ceased to blow, then the Sun appeared from behind the cloudand gently smiled to the old man.

He immediately rubbed up his face and took off his coat.

The Sun then said to the Wind that kindness and friendship was stronger then force and fury.


Aesop’s Fable, told by Dale Carnegie, in "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living".