Thursday

The Blind Men and the Elephant (a fable)

The first blind man touched the side of the elephant. “How big and smooth! An elephant is like a wall.”
The second blind man touched the trunk of the elephant. “How round! An elephant is like a snake.”
The third blind man touched the tusk of the elephant. “How sharp! An elephant is like a spear!”
The fourth blind man touched the leg of the elephant. “How tall! An elephant is like a tree!”
The fifth blind man touched the ear of the elephant. “How wide! An elephant is like a fan.”
The sixth blind man touched the tail of the elephant. “How thin! An elephant is like a rope.”

Lesson objectives:
● Do not mistake the part for the whole.
● Keep an open mind.