Nasr’uddin’s University

Once Nasr’uddin told his friends he was going to start a university. They asked, “What will you teach your students?”

“Well,” he replied, “I will teach theology, philosophy, and how to wash behind your neck.”

His friends scratched their beards and said, “Nasr’uddin, efendi–we understand teaching theology: to study the ways of Allah is the highest form of knowledge to pursue. And to study the wisdom of man is the second greatest topic of study. But what is this ‘washing behind the neck’?”

Nasr’uddin replied, “Well, if my students do not know how to deal with what they cannot see, all of the theology and philosophy in the world will do them no good.”

So, what do you think?


About Darryl Willis

Darryl has been working for non-profits for over 36 years. His current work takes him to Ukraine several times a year. He has fallen in love with the country and the people. Darryl writes poetry and his work has appeared in several online and print journals.
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