The fool saw an unreadable sign next to a deserted road.
He asked a hermit where the road led to;
The hermit replied, “It leads to everywhere and nowhere.”
This confused the fool.
“It leads to what you desire most.” The hermit said.
With this the fool traveled the long road for forty years.
Then one day he saw a sign that looked awfully familiar.
He realized that it was the same sign he saw forty years ago.
He cried in despair, “What is this, some sick joke?!”
The same hermit walked up to him and asked,
“Did you see the world?”
“Yes, but it led nowhere. I have nothing to show for it.”
A smile crossed the hermit’s old and weathered face, “Don’t you?”