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My Chicken Brother

A man goes to see a psychiatrist. He says, “Doctor, my brother’s crazy—he thinks he’s a chicken.” The psychiatrist says, “Well, why don’t you bring him in?” And the fellow replies, “Oh, I would, but we need him out there laying the eggs.”

From Kwame Anthony Appiah, The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity, Liveright.

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