At a meeting of the college faculty, an angel suddenly appears and tells the head of the philosophy department, “I will grant you whichever of three blessings you choose: Wisdom, Beauty — or ten million dollars.”
Immediately, the professor chooses Wisdom.
There is a flash of lightning, and the professor appears transformed — but he just sits there, staring down at the table.
One of his colleagues whispers, “Say something.”
The professor says, “I should have taken the money.”
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[Source: Al Gini, “The Importance of Humor in Teaching Philosophy,” Teaching Philosophy 34:2, June 2011.]
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