Thursday, June 17, 2021

Bragging

There were two people who loved to brag. One day, they ran into each other. They talked about “giants.”

One man said: “There is a giant in my hometown whose head touches the sky and his feet touch the ground.”

The other man said: “There is a very tall person in my town. His upper lip touches the sky and lower lip touches the ground.”

When asked where the tall man’s body was, he replied: “I only saw his big mouth.”

About Good Laughs

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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). (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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Nspirement (or Inspirement) is the act of becoming motivated, encouraged, and enthused to the point of making a significant difference or change. Our aim is to offer articles that will inspire, uplift, and educate our readers, as well as insights into all things China and China’s impact on the world today.
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