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Three wise men were imprisoned for life by King JDI Life for giving out improper wisdom. He was nearing the end of his life and decided to offer a pardon to the wise man who could answer life’s most important question that only he knew the answer to. He had his soldiers round up the imprisoned wise men and bring them to his throne.
King JDI Life said that he would pardon the wise men if they could answer a question correctly that only he knew the answer to. One by one the palace guards brought the three wisemen in front of the King. So the King asked the first wise man, “Which is more important, your health or your wealth?” The first wise man quickly answered, your health! The King stares at the wise man for a moment and says your pardon is denied. King JDI Life orders his guards to bring in the second wise man and asked him, what is more important your health or your wealth?” The wise man immediately yells out, your wealth! The King stared at the wise man for a while and says your pardon is denied.
Then King JDI Life orders the palace guards to bring forward the third wise man and asked the same question, which is more important, your health or your wealth? The wise man stood in silence for a few moments and then he said, “Your honor both are equally important.” The King then asked him to explain his answer.
The wise man went on to say that without health you have nothing to live for. You can’t be pain free and enjoy life the way you want to. However, without wealth you will worry about how you are going to make ends meet and then stress overtakes your body and disease sets in. You need a balance of wealth and health to live a long healthy life. One without the other is meaningless. “Perfect answer” said King JDI Life and he pardoned the wiseman and returned him to his original position as the Kings main wiseman.
Author ~ Mark Recker 2018