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Philosphy Corner: The Elephant


Once upon a time in India, five blind men came across an elephant. Each of the five examined a different part to determine what an elephant was like. The first man examined the ear and thought an elephant was very much like a leaf. The second man examined the side of the elephant and thought an elephant was very much like a mountain. The third man examined the elephant's tail and thought an elephant was very much like a rope. The fourth man examined the elephant's leg and thought an elephant was very much like a tree. The fifth man examined the elephant's trunk and thought an elephant was very much like a snake. Then they all went away to tell their story of what an elephant was like.

The moral is: Don't be narrow minded and make hasty judgements. Try to see and understand your art completely, as well as the art of others.


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