Rick Moody sends word of a fascinating insight into aging from Mullah Nasruddin.
At a gathering where Mullah Nasruddin was present, people
were discussing the merits of youth and old age. They had all
agreed that, a man’s strength decreases as years go by. But
Mullah Nasruddin dissented, saying “In my old age I have the same
strength as I had in the prime of my youth.”
“How do you mean, Mullah Nasruddin?” asked somebody.
“In my courtyard,” explained Mullah Nasruddin, “there is
a massive stone. In my youth I used to try and lift it. I never
succeeded. Neither can I lift it now.”