‘Good’ Deeds?


Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

A scout master asked three little scouts what good deed they had done today. The first one replied,

“I helped an old lady cross the street.”

“Very good,” the scout master said. Turning to the second boy he asked, “and what did you do?”

“I also helped that old lady cross the street.”

“I see, try to be a little more imaginative next time and don’t simply imitate your friend.”

Turning to the third boy, he asked, “and what did you do?”

“I also helped that old lady cross the street.”

“Why did it take all three of you?” the scout master asked.

They replied in unison, “Because she did not want to.”

**Bells ringing…**?


Dietrich Fischer (1941-2015) from Münsingen, Switzerland, got a Licentiate in Mathematics from the University of Bern 1968 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University 1976. Fischer was a MacArthur Fellow in International Peace and Security at Princeton University 1986-88, has taught mathematics, computer science, economics and peace studies at various universities, and been a consultant to the United Nations. He was co-founder, with Johan Galtung, of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment in 1993.

Excerpted from Dietrich Fischer’s Stories to Inspire You – TRANSCEND University Press-TUP.

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