One afternoon, a man was riding in the back of his limousine
when he saw two men eating grass by the road side. He ordered
his driver to stop and he got out to investigate. "Why
are you eating grass?" he asked one man.
"We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied.
"Oh, come along with me then."
"But sir, I have a wife with two children!"
"Bring them along! And you, come with us too!" he said
to the other man.
"But sir, I have a wife with six children!" The second
"Bring them as well!"
They all climbed into the car, which was no easy task,
even for a car as large as the limo. Once underway, one
of the poor fellows says, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank
you for taking all of us with you."
The rich man replied, "No, you don't understand, the
grass at my home is about two feet tall!"
Just the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.