Two sides of a river  

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Two sides of a river is a philosophical joke by Middle-eastern philosopher Nasreddin.

Nasrudin sat on a river bank
when someone shouted to him
from the opposite side:
"Hey! how do I get across?"
"You are across!" Nasrudin shouted back.

It is a joke/story of Nasredin. His typical humor of this sort is often corrupted into mere jokes, but some Nasrudin tales have a clear metaphysics built in, while others have devolved into little more than depictions of a crazy, dimwitted old man.

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