Once upon a time a man had this idea to make his village tidier.
He told his neighbor his idea who asked him “How much for your idea?”
The man replied “ I think good ideas are always free.”
His neighbor then told their neighbor and eventually everyone in the village knew.
People talked freely for days.
The man with the idea began to tidy up his backyard.
Eager villagers gathered in the town square and soon people were calling out their thoughts about how to make their village tidy.
Everyone was passionate for their voice to be heard so they talked a little louder and louder.
Soon there was a lot of shouting and no-one could make sense of what anybody was saying.
In the meantime one content man was quietly sitting on his back porch feeling weary but very pleased how tidy he’d made his own backyard.
© K S Hardy 2011