In Tan Chade-Meng‘s latest book, Joy On Demand, there is a mini story (or should I say joke) which I thought is quite funny and thought-provoking at the same time. So, I am sharing it here and provide my takes on this story/joke.
The story goes like this:

Once upon a time, a Chinese guy went to see a fortune-teller. After the fortune-teller read his palms carefully, she said to him, “You are miserable now, and you will continue to suffer misery until you turn forty.” He asked excitedly, “What happens after forty? Will my misery finally go away?” And she said, “No, after forty, you’ll get used to it.”

So, what do you think is the morale of this story?
Since it’s a book about regaining your control over joy and happiness, I like to do a quick fun dissection on the way …