Drink and Get Awakened

A drunk man was not happy about being sobered up. (Image: Bernadette Wolf / Nspirement)

A man went to a banquet. He was drunk at home before he went to the banquet and his face was red and flushed.

At the banquet, the liquor provided was watered down. The more he drank the more conscious he was. By the end of the banquet, he was totally sober.

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Before he went home, he told the host: “Your liquor has washed the red from my face. Please help return my rosy complexion.”

About Good Laughs

(Image: Bernadette Wolf / Nspirement)
‘Good Laughs’ is meant to nourish a good heart with stories. (Image: Bernadette Wolf / Nspirement)

Good Laughs (笑得好) is a collection of short stories edited by the Chinese doctor Cheng-Jin Shi (石成金) of the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912). This collection can be considered as the Chinese version of Aesop’s Fables. Dr. Shi was believed to have lived between the Kangxi and early Qianlong reigns. He also authored many other books on remedies for life and health.

Good Laughs is meant to nourish the heart with stories. In the preface, Dr. Shi wrote: “People are entertained by being sarcastic; I inspire people with sarcasm. It entertains the heart, but it can also save a life like acupuncture.”

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