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Today’s Wednesday Wisdom story is about that man, his son and their donkey. One day, a man and his son went to the market. There, they bought a donkey. On the way home, the man let his son ride while he walked alongside, on foot. After they had travelled some distance, they came across some people who looked at them, laughed and said, “It is a crazy world. Look at that lout of a son comfortably sitting on the donkey and making his old father walk. Look at the poor father sweating!” The father heard this comment and asked his son to climb off the donkey. He then sat on the donkey’s back, thinking, now everyone will be satisfied. Shortly, they passed another group of people who, pointing out to the father, said, “Look at that! What kind of weird father makes his poor boy run along on foot while…

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