Posted by | June 2, 2010 15:14 | Filed under: Contributors Gabe Berman Top Stories

by Gabe Berman

Gabe is a freelance writer for the Miami Herald and author of Live Like a Fruit Fly

A Taoist Tale:

In ancient China a farmer’s horse ran away. That evening the neighbors gathered to commiserate with him since this was such bad luck.

He said, “We shall see.”

The next day the horse returned, and brought with it six wild horses and the neighbors came exclaiming at his good fortune.

He said, “We shall see.”

And then, the following day, his son tried to saddle and ride one of the wild horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. Again the neighbors came to offer their sympathy for the misfortune.

He said, “We shall see.”

The day after that, conscription officers came to the village to seize young men for the army, but because of the broken leg the farmer’s son was rejected. Then the neighbors came to say how fortunately everything had turned out.

He said, “We shall see.”

Moral of the story:

Thank God for the neoconservative debacle.  Without it, the election of Barack Obama would have been impossible.  He isn’t perfect, but at least he’s attempting to bolster the backbone of this country – the middle class.

Unless you’re more committed to the Republican Party than you are to the progress of America, it’s obvious that our country is slowly getting back on track.  But will he turn out to be the savior we’ve been hoping for?  We shall see.

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By: Gabe Berman

Gabe Berman is a native New Yorker who settled in South Florida after graduating from the University of Miami. An epiphany, a passion, and a trail of breadcrumbs led him out of Corporate America and into the career he was meant for. After eight years of writing columns for the Miami Herald, his book - Live Like A Fruit Fly - was published by HCI Books and subsequently endorsed by Deepak Chopra. His second book, The Complete B.S. Free and Totally Tested Writing Guide, helps artists find their voice and his latest work, Where Is God When Our Loved Ones Get Sick?, uncovers the answer to this haunting question.