A teenage monk joins a monastery and is instructed the principles.
Which mainly include this: silence always besides, each 20 years, you’re allowed to look earlier than the pinnacle monk and communicate two phrases. In his enthusiasm, he agrees.
Twenty years cross. A little bit disillusioned, he seems earlier than the pinnacle monk, the identical one who employed him. “Communicate your two phrases” says the pinnacle monk.
“No warmth”, says the still-young monk. The top monk nods. The assembly is over.
Twenty extra years cross, the pinnacle monk, now very aged, receives the not-so-young monk once more, who now seems upset.
“Dangerous meals”, says the middle-aged monk. The top monk nods. The assembly is over.
Twenty extra years cross. The outdated monk has died, to get replaced by a youthful head monk.
The once-teenage monk, now himself nearing an outdated man, seems earlier than the pinnacle monk.
“I give up”, he says.
“So be it. I’m instructed you complain an excessive amount of anyway”.