Once upon a time in Tibet people walked barefoot. The terrain was rough and rocky, rugged and thorny, icy and cold. People suffered cuts and bruises, sores and splinters.

One day the villagers gathered together to talk about the problem with their feet. Someone suggested: “We have yaks and when they die we have their skin. Why don’t we put that skin on the rugged paths? Then we will be able to walk more easily.” It seemed like a good idea. So the people brought all their hides together and began to pave the way with leather. Soon they discovered that all the leather of Tibet was not enough to ...


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