TWO GOOD ONES

COMMENTARY ARCHIVES, 16 Feb 2010

Dietrich Fischer

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A mental patient believed he was a mouse.  His psychiatrist patiently explained to him that he was a human being, not a mouse.  Finally he believed it, and the psychiatrist told him, "You are now cured, you can go home."  Five minutes later, the patient came running back, panting, and exclaimed, "I saw a cat on my way home!"  The doctor told him, "But you know now that you are a human being, you need not be afraid of cats."  The patient said, "Well, I know it, but how can I be sure that the cat knows it?"

 

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