|The Story Of The
A certain man made an appointment to see a psychologist. He arrived
at the psychologist's office and said to him, "Doctor, I always feel
depressed. No matter what I do I still feel depressed. I just don't
know what to do."
The psychologist looked at him and said, "Come with me to the
The man followed and then the psychologist pointed outside and
said, "Do you see that tent over there in the distance? Well, there is
a circus in town and it is really good. There are lots of acts to
watch, specially the clown acts. And there is one clown in particular
who is extremely funny. He will make you rock with laughter over and
over again. Go and see that clown and I guarantee that you will not
have reason to be depressed again!"
The man turned to the psychologist with sad eyes and said, "Doctor,
I am that clown!"
Note: Not everything appears as it is. I heard this story from my
father as many years ago. Interestingly, after I posted it on the
internet, two people wrote to me saying, this is a true story. One
said, the clown in question was George L. Fox, a great American clown
who suffered most of his life from depression. Another told me, the
clown was Joseph Grimaldi. The very clown that all clowns are called
"joeys" after, and he spoke to his barber and not psychologist.
Strange, isn't it?