- The palm of the first fell on the trunk. "This creature is like a snake," he said.
- The hand of the second lighted on an elephant’s ear. "Oh no," he exclaims, "It's like a large leaf."
- The third man felt a leg. "I found the elephant’s shape is like a tree," he said.
- The fourth caught hold of its tail, "Nonsense, an elephant is just like a rope."
- The fifth man placed his hands on the side of the beast, "It's just like a brick wall," he said.
- The last man, feeling a tusk, asserts, "You are all wrong, it's like a sharp spear!"
Moral of the Story...
No one sees anything from all points of view.
Only through sharing points of view,
can we come close to "seeing" the whole.
- The nature of human relationships (hierarchical, collaborative, individual),
- The nature of human nature (evil, mixed, good),
- The nature of human activity (being, becoming, doing),
- The nature of our time sense (past, present, future),
- The nature of our relationship with the environment (subordinate to nature, harmony with nature, dominant over nature). etc.