Cracking little story

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A young man climbed a hill to find a teacher. He handed the teacher a page he’d written. The teacher read it and handed it back saying, “You try too hard. Come back when you find a more natural way.”

The next week the young man climbed the hill again and handed a new page to the teacher. The teacher read it and handed it back. “I hear your voice now, but your meaning is unclear. Come back when you’ve got the words in the right order.”

The young man returned a month later and handed a new page to the teacher. “The meaning is clear, but you use too many words. Come back when you can say it with half as many.”

Two months passed before the young man returned. “Not one wasted word, but you have nothing to say. Come back when you have lived a little.”

The man…

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