Elephant and Blind People

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Jiva Masheder
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Listen to this story about how our views of the world are limited, and how important it is to listen to others' views in order to get a complete picture!
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Vic
Viewpoints
I learnt that my point of view may be vastly different to what others might think, yet we are all right to a certain extent. It's important to put value on what you think but also what others think, as everyone views things as to how they see something, in their own state of mind, and where they are in space and time.
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Angel
I learned to listen to other people
To judge Fairly and not think I know everything . I didn't get to listen that much because I wanted to hear it again so I rewined but it thought I was done ..
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Matthew
POV
Obi-Wan: Luke, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.
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Patty
Points of view
This is quite an old story; I have heard it many times over the years. I think it’s an excellent learning tool for young and old alike. It’s a simple, straightforward message that really can be only misunderstood by the arrogant. 🙏
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Linda
Elephant and Blind People
This story reminds us that our experiences in life are influenced more by our interpretations than by the events. You can learn a lot noticing how others see things differently.
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Brecken
Elephant short story
I felt like the story had a good message behind it really. However I couldn't think of scenarios in my personal life where this could have happened. It did give me relief however to not have my mind racing for 3 minutes..
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jess♥️
Points of view
I learnt that throughout our whole lives we may view things and think we have a correct idea of it, but in reality others may have different ideas of it. All though we are right, we haven’t seen the whole side to it
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Estella.P
Great
This was a great story and it shows different points of view.you have to see other peoples views to really understand stuff.
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Susan
Elephant
Rememebr that there are many sides to the truth. Try as hard as you can to be open and try to learn the entire story.
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Tina
There are many ways to see the same thing
We all observe and notice our world in many different ways and think that our view, how we see things are right. But if we keep our minds open and consider others views too we may actually get a better understanding overall and be less judgmental.
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Ruth
Elephant short story
I learned other people's experience of the world is as true as your own experience. At the same time I though about religion and how it uniquely shape our world views.
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Cindy
Listen
To listen to other views! And care about what others think and feel!
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Stacey
Jigsaw Puzzles
When reflecting of on this story, a visual of a jigsaw puzzle cams to me. I thought (while I was listening) that each individuals’ unique and respective insights of the same phenomen is much like a piece of a jigsaw puzzle. And I also thought that much like a jigsaw puzzle, you need all of the pieces to see view the whole picture, just as you need more insights than your own to see review something holistically. One piece is not sufficient enough. I really liked this story.
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Unako
I le
I learned that everyone has different opinions or views or perspectives about things. We don’t see things the same , if I I think something is right doesn’t mean the other person is wrong
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Arawen
The Elephant and the blind people
Pay attention to those around you,for they can help you understand the world in all ways,for better and for worse.
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Yasmina
Great
I saw myself reflected in those blind people, because many times in my daily life I feel like I’m missing pieces of the truth and that I need more information to be able to see the whole picture like the blind people in the story.
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Asia
I understand...
I understood the message in the story. We all have different views of things. Just because someone sees something different from what I see doesn’t mean they’re wrong.
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KG
Good reminder
Everyone grows up in varying micro and macro systems/cultures that shape perception, decision-making and character.
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Meron
What Meron learned
I learn that they were are right and not just one of them were right.
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Victoria
Elephant and the Blind
Be open to others experiences, what you believe to be true may not be the reality of others. Keep an open mind and listen to others.
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Chelsea
Life lesson
Life is like a classroom But we are not related But we clearly know each other Life, it’s life How we all feel with this viruse It’ll al calm down