Friday, July 29, 2016

Black or White?

Is the title of today's inspirational message

When I was in elementary school, I got into a
major argument with a boy in my class. I have
forgotten what the argument was about, but I have
never forgotten the lesson I learned that day.
I was convinced that “I” was right and “he” was
wrong – and he was just as convinced that “I” was
wrong and “he” was right. The teacher decided to
teach us a very important lesson.
She brought us up to the front of the class and
placed him on one side of her desk and me on the
other. In the middle of her desk was a large, round
object. I could clearly see that it was black. She
asked the boy what color the object was. “White,”
he answered.
I couldn’t believe he said the object was white,
when it was obviously black! Another argument
started between my classmate and me, this time
about the color of the object.
The teacher told me to go stand where the boy was
standing and told him to come stand where I had
been. We changed places, and now she asked me
what the color of the object was. I had to answer,
It was an object with two differently colored sides,
and from his viewpoint it was white. Only from my
side it was black.
Sometimes we need to look at the problem from
the other person’s view in order to truly
understand his/her perspective.
Don't be quick to judge.

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