Story of the two pebbles

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<ul><li><p>A Story about two pebblesOver photos of China!</p></li><li><p>The difference between logical thoughts and lateral thoughts.</p></li><li><p>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. </p></li><li><p>The farmer had a very pretty daughter that the old lender was sweet on, the lender proposed a deal: </p></li><li><p>He said he would annul the debt if he could marry his daughter</p></li><li><p>.Both the farmer and his daughter were horrified about this proposition </p></li><li><p>So, the old lender suggested hazard should determine the outcome of his proposition. </p></li><li><p>He told them he would put two pebbles one black and one white in an empty money bag, </p></li><li><p>And, the daughter would pick, without looking </p></li><li><p>One of the two pebbles. </p></li><li><p>1) If she picks a black one, she must marry me And the debt to her father is eliminated.. </p></li><li><p>2) If she picks the white pebble, she doesnt have to marry me and the debt is also eliminated</p></li><li><p>3) If she refuses to pick a pebble, her father will go to jail</p></li><li><p>While speaking, the old lender leaned forward and picked up two pebbles. </p></li><li><p>As he was picking them up, the daughter with a sharp eye</p></li><li><p>Noticed he had picked up two black pebbles and put them in the money bag</p></li><li><p>But, she said nothing. </p></li><li><p>The old lender asked the daughter to pick a pebble out of the bag</p></li><li><p>This discussion was taking place on the road in front of the farmers house and the road was paved with pebbles</p></li><li><p>Imagine for an instant what you would have done. </p></li><li><p>What would you have suggested the daughter to do? </p></li><li><p>If we analyse the situation, there are 3 possibilities : </p></li><li><p> 1) The daughter refuses to pick a pebble </p></li><li><p>2) The daughter picks out both pebbles revealing the old lender cheated </p></li><li><p>3) The daughter picks out a black pebble and sacrifices herself by marrying the old coot and saves her father from emprisonment</p></li><li><p>Take a moment to reflect on this situation </p></li><li><p>This story means to illustrate a point..</p></li><li><p>The difference between logical thought and so called lateralthought. </p></li><li><p>The daughters dilemma cannot be resolved equitable manner </p></li><li><p>By traditional logic</p></li><li><p>Think of the consequences of each of the three possible options. </p></li><li><p>So, what would you have done ?</p></li><li><p>Here is what the young woman did : </p></li><li><p>She plunged her hand in the bag picked a pebble and, clumsily, dropped it on the ground</p></li><li><p> before it could be determined wheter it was black or white, it mixed with other pebbles on the ground</p></li><li><p>Ah ! Gosh! I sure am clumsy, said the young woman.</p></li><li><p>But no matter: if I remove the other pebble from the bag .</p></li><li><p>We will know which pebble I had picked first dont you think? </p></li><li><p>Since the second pebble was black,, </p></li><li><p>The first had to have been white</p></li><li><p>. The old lender didnt dare announce his cheating, .</p></li><li><p>The young woman transformed a seemingly impossible situation </p></li><li><p>Into a very advantageous ending !</p></li><li><p>Moral of the story: </p></li><li><p>A solution exists for most problems</p></li><li><p>Its just that we dont always know how to examine every angles of the situation</p></li><li><p> May 2011 be full of positive thoughts and wise decisions!</p></li><li><p>FINBonne journe</p></li></ul>