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A Story about two pebbles Over photos of China!. The difference between logical thoughts and “lateral” thoughts. There was once in a small village a farmer who owed an important sum of money due to be repaid to a very ugly old man. The farmer had a very pretty daughter

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A story about two pebbles over photos of china

A Story about two pebblesOver photos of China!


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

The difference between logical thoughts and “lateral” thoughts.


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

There was once in a small village a farmer who owed an important sum of money

due to be repaid to a very ugly old man.


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

The farmer had a very pretty daughter

that the old lender was sweet on,

the lender proposed a deal:


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

He said he would annul the debt

if he could marry his daughter


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

.Both the farmer and his daughter

were horrified about this proposition


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

So, the old lender suggested hazard should determine

the outcome of his proposition.


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

He told them he would put two pebbles

one black and one white in an empty money bag,


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

And, the daughter would pick, without looking …


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

One of the two pebbles.


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

1) If she picks a black one, she must marry me

And the debt to her father is eliminated…..


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

2) If she picks the white pebble, she doesn’t have to marry me

and the debt is also eliminated


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

3) If she refuses to pick a pebble, her father will go to jail


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

While speaking, the old lender leaned forward

and picked up two pebbles.


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

As he was picking them up, the daughter with a sharp eye…


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

Noticed he had picked up two black pebbles and put them in the money bag


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

But, she said nothing.


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

The old lender asked the daughter

to pick a pebble out of the bag


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

This discussion was taking place on the road in front of the farmer’s house

and the road was paved with pebbles


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

Imagine for an instant what you would have done.


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

What would you have suggested the daughter to do?


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

If we analyse the situation, there are 3 possibilities :


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

1) The daughter refuses to pick a pebble


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

2) The daughter picks out both pebbles

revealing the old lender cheated


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

3) The daughter picks out a black pebble and sacrifices herself by marrying the old « coot » and saves her father from emprisonment


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

Take a moment to reflect on this situation


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

This story means

to illustrate a point…..


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

The difference between logical thought

and so called “lateral”thought.


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

The daughter’s dilemma cannot be resolved equitable manner


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

By traditional logic


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

Think of the consequences of each of the three possible options.


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

So, what would you have done ?


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

Here is what the young woman did :


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

She plunged her hand in the bag picked a pebble and,

clumsily, dropped it on the ground


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

before it could be determined wheter it was black or white,

it mixed with other pebbles on the ground


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

Ah ! Gosh! I sure am clumsy, said the young woman….


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

But no matter: if I remove the other pebble from the bag ….


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

We will know which pebble I had picked first dont you think?


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

Since the second pebble was black,,


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

The first had to have been white


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

. The old lender didn’t dare announce his cheating, ….


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

The young woman transformed

a seemingly impossible situation


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

Into a very advantageous ending !


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

Moral of the story:


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

A solution exists

for most problems


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

It’s just that we don’t always know how to

examine every angles of the situation


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

 May 2011 be full of positive thoughts and wise decisions!


A story about two pebbles over photos of china

FIN

Bonne journée


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