06 February 2008

Zen or cruel?

Can you judge which of these five tales is a Zen parable and which is just someone being cruel?

Zen parable or just someone being cruel?

[Source: Oliver Burkeman, 'This Column Will Change Your Life', Guardian Weekend magazine, 2 February 2008. Burkeman's article uses the phrase 'fridge-magnet wisdom' to describe some contemporary 'pop Zen' philosophy - which is a phrase worth remembering for your next wine and cheese evening...]

1 comment:

Alastair said...

I love the lists on McSweeneys.
This one has to be the silliest list ever
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/lists/27MichaelWard.html