Over time, Nasruddin had become famous for his wisdom and learning. As a result people came from near and far to ask him questions.
"I have a question, Nasruddin!" one visitor said. "Why is it that people choose to follow so many different paths in life instead of following the one true path?"
"It's actually for the good of the world that everyone follows their own path," Nasruddin replied. "Just imagine: if everyone followed the same path and ended up at the same destination, the world would lose its balance, tip over, and we would all plunge into the abyss."
Inspired by: The World of Nasrudin by Idries Shah, free to read online at the Idries Shah Foundation.
Notes: This is story #80 in the book.