Mango Trees

INSPIRATIONAL, 25 May 2020

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

A very old man was planting mango trees. Someone asked him,

“Do you really expect to eat fruit from those trees?”

“No, I am much too old for that, but I realized that all my life I ate mangos from trees planted by others, and this is my sign of gratitude to them.”

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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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