One man in the lunatic asylum was known as the Observer.
Everyone called him this because of his habit of sitting
quietly and patiently observing the other inmates. While
the others engaged in friendly chats or helped each other
in small tasks, the Observer watched quietly and took notes.
His written conclusions filled dozens of pages.
One afternoon, wishing to test his discoveries, he walked
over to one of the men. 'Sir,' said the Observer, 'I notice
that you eagerly give loads of advice to everyone on any
subject. But isn't it a fact that all you really have to
give is childish nonsense which you pass off as wisdom?'
When hearing this, the man's body shook with rage, which
the Observer promptly noted on a page."
SOLVED The Mystery of Life, p. 40
From the late Vernon Howard,
Founder, New Life Foundation