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Do we have any problem that has no solution?
« on: January 26, 2016, 06:24:57 AM »
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  • OM SAI RAM!!!

    Do we have any problem that has no solution?

    Please read this..and dont forget to zoom and see the picture
    that helps to find different avenues to solve the problem.

    Many hundreds of years ago in a small Italian town,
    a merchant had the misfortune of owing a large sum of
    money to the moneylender. The moneylender, who was
    old and ugly, fancied the merchant’s beautiful daughter
    so he proposed a bargain. He said he would forgo the
    merchant’s debt if he could marry the daughter.

    Both the merchant and his daughter were horrified
    by the proposal.

    The moneylender told them that he would put a black pebble
    and a white pebble into an empty bag. The girl would then have
    to pick one pebble from the bag. If she picked the black pebble,
    she would become the moneylender’s wife and her father’s debt
    would be forgiven. If she picked the white pebble she need not
    marry him and her father’s debt would still be forgiven. But if she
    refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown into jail.

    They were standing on a pebble strewn path in the merchant’s garden.
    As they talked, the moneylender bent over to pick up two pebbles.
    As he picked them up, the sharp-eyed girl noticed that he had
    picked up two black pebbles and put them into the bag.

    He then asked the girl to pick her pebble from the bag.

    What would you have done if you were the girl?
    If you had to advise her, what would you have told her?
    Careful analysis would produce three possibilities:

    1. The girl should refuse to take a pebble.
    2. The girl should show that there were two black pebbles
        in the bag and expose the moneylender as a cheat.
    3. The girl should pick a black pebble and sacrifice herself
        in order to save her father from his debt and imprisonment.

    The above story is used with the hope that it will make us appreciate
    the difference between lateral and logical thinking.

    The girl put her hand into the moneybag and drew out a pebble.
    Without looking at it, she fumbled and let it fall onto the pebble-strewn
    path where it immediately became lost among all the other pebbles.

    “Oh, how clumsy of me,” she said. “But never mind, if you look into
    the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble
    I picked.” Since the remaining pebble is black, it must be assumed
    that she had picked the white one. And since the moneylender
    dared not admit his dishonesty, the girl changed what seemed
    an impossible situation into an advantageous one.

    MORAL OF THE STORY: Most complex problems do have a solution,
    sometimes we have to think about them in a different way.

    If you liked this story… please share with friends, family and children…
    You might spark a thought, inspire and possibly change a life forever!

    "Out of the Box"... Thinking!

    « Last Edit: January 26, 2016, 06:26:36 AM by ShAivI »

    If you are sad n in pain, Be as the ocean, and release. The ocean tides don't pause and hold in anything, they ebb...and then they flow. Only briefly holding on top of a wave for a moment. If something from your past bubbles up, simply take a deep breath, and let it go. More love!
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