The Chinese say “Long Ears, Long Life.” True or hogwash?
How many people remember the Art Linkletter’s show? The best segment of the show was called “Children say the darndest things,” and featured Art asking questions of a group of children fidgeting in their chairs, but answering honestly questions Art put to them.
Children often point out the obvious even if it is impolite. Once, as a child, I turned to a classmate and said, “You have humongous ears.” He smiled and said, “My mother always says to me, ‘You have ears of the wise Buddha, it is good luck and long life.’”
Only Buddha or a wise mother might say, better to listen wisely than speak foolishly.