"Do you want to divide them God's way, or the human way?"
"God's way!" shouted the boys.
So Nasruddin gave two handfuls to one boy, a handful to another, a few walnuts to the third, and none to the fourth.
The boys looked at him in confusion.
"All things come from God, not just walnuts," Nasruddin explained. "Life itself is a gift from God! As for walnuts: he gives more to some, less to others, and some get none."
Inspired by: Nasreddin Hodja compiled by Alpay Kabacali.
Notes: This story is on p. 3 of the book.