Do you get upset when something bad happens? Does your mood change a lot between happy and sad? The Wise Man of the Steppes is a famous folktale from Mongolia¬† about a man whose journey is a roller-coaster of bad things and good things and yet he keeps remarkably calm about it. What’s his secret? Watch the story and you’ll learn the answer.

Listening to this story, I’m reminded of the story of what was written on king somon’s ring (another powerful story!) – this too shall pass. Or, to quote Elsa in Frozen, ‘it’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small!”

This is one of a series of stories told bilingually with Abby Lai Ka Hei.