Ph.D. Selling a Donkey
The Chinese have been granting Ph.D. degrees thousands of years
before the universities in Europe.
Here is a story from the history book, poking fun at them.
Once upon a time, a man wishing to sell his donkey ask a Ph.D.
to write a 'For Sale sign' to take to the market.
After three pages of composition, the word 'donkey' has yet to appear.
The man was disappointed.
Yan's Motto - Sui Dynasty
What is the moral of this story?
Vol.3, chap. 8
Men and women with Ph.D. degrees are learned persons with well-deserved
reputations. However, it does not necessarily mean that they are the
best persons for all tasks.
Get to the point! Don't be long-winded.
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