Story : Just Knowing is not Intelligence

Wise JudgementThere was a man who sold hot dogs by the roadside. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers . He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio. His eyes were weak, so he never watched television. But enthusiastically, he sold lots of hot dogs. His sales and profit went up. He ordered more meat and got himself a bigger and a better stove.

As his business was growing, the son, who had recently graduated from college, joined his father. Then something strange happened. The son asked, “Dad, aren’t you aware of the great recession that is coming our way?” The father replied, “No, but tell me about it.” The son said, “The international situation is terrible. The domestic is even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad time.”

The man thought that since his son had been to college, read the papers, and listened to the radio, he ought to know and his advice should not be taken lightly. So the next day, the father cut down his order for the meat and buns, took down the sign and was no longer enthusiastic. Very soon, fewer and fewer people bothered to stop at his hot dog stand. And his sales started coming down rapidly.

The father said to his son, “Son, you were right. We are in the middle of a recession. I am glad you warned me ahead of time.”

Author: Unknown


Insights :

  • Many times we confuse knowledge with good judgment.
  • A person may have high knowledge but poor judgment.
  • Choose your advisers carefully and use your judgment.
  • A person can and will be successful with or without formal education if they have the 5 Cs: character, commitment, conviction, courtesy and courage
  • The tragedy is that there are many walking encyclopedias who are living failures.

 

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Powerful Quote #143 : The Wall of Obstacle

The wallHit the wall of obstacle continuously, you may break the wall or your head for sure!
The key is not how strong the wall is, but how strong your tool is, use brain to choose the right tool for breaking your obstacles; don’t break your head!

– Din

Insightful Story Ever : Railtracks and Playing Children

What will you decide?

A group of children was playing near two railway tracks, one still in use while the other disused. Only one child played on the disused track, the rest on the operational track.

The train is coming, and you are just beside the track interchange. You can make the train change its course to the disused track and save most of the kids. However, that would also mean the lone child playing by the disused track would be sacrificed. Or would you rather let the train go its way?

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Let’s take a pause to think what kind of decision we could make…

Most people might choose to divert the course of the train, and sacrifice only one child. You might think the same way, I guess. Exactly, I thought the same way initially because to save most of the children at the expense of only one child was rational decision most people would make, morally and emotionally. But, have you ever thought that the child choosing to play on the disused track had in fact made the right decision to play at a safe place?

Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of his ignorant friends who chose to play where the danger was. This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday. In the office, community, in politics and especially in a democratic society, the minority is often sacrificed for the interest of the majority, no matter how foolish or ignorant the majority are, and how farsighted and knowledgeable the minority are. The child who chose not to play with the rest on the operational track was sidelined. And in the case he was sacrificed, no one would shed a tear for him.

The great critic Leo Velski Julian who told the story said he would not try to change the course of the train because he believed that the kids playing on the operational track should have known very well that track was still in use, and that they should have run away if they heard the train’s sirens. If the train was diverted, that lone child would definitely die because he never thought the train could come over to that track! Moreover, that track was not in use probably because it was not safe. If the train was diverted to the track, we could put the lives of all passengers on board at stake! And in your attempt to save a few kids by sacrificing one child, you might end up sacrificing hundreds of people to save these few ignorant kids.

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While we are all aware that life is full of tough decisions that need to be made, we may not realize that hasty decisions may not always be the right one.

“Remember that what’s right isn’t always popular and what’s popular isn’t always right.”

Everybody makes mistakes; that’s why they put erasers on pencils.

Funny side of Decision Making :) Sometimes its better to stay back in queue

genieA sales representative, an administration clerk and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out and says, “I will give each of you just one wish.”

“Me first! Me first!” says the administration clerk. “I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.”

Puff! He’s gone.

“Me next! Me next!” says the sales representative. “I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.”

Puff! He’s gone.

“OK, you are up,” the Genie says to the manager.

The manager says, “I want those two back in the office after lunch.”

Let your boss have the first say. Well, most of the times this is safe…

business-decision

Before Deciding 

Do s –

Think Consequences

Consider Suggestions

Do Not s –

Think Biased

Consider Critics

After Deciding

… Well much to do than not to give up till you achieve

(unless you realize your decision is wrong)

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