Expanding Perspectives

by Paula Jorde Bloom, Michael W. Louis Chair

You’ve probably heard the tale of the six blind men standing around an elephant, each feeling a different part of the animal. One touched the trunk and announced that an elephant was like a snake. Another took hold of the tusk and compared an elephant to a spear. Another felt the leg, declaring that an elephant was like a tree trunk. Still another placed his hands on the side of the elephant and exclaimed that the beast was like a wall. The fifth, holding the elephant’s ear, compared the animal to a large fan. The last blink man took hold of the tail and announced that an elephant was like a rope. … Download this resource to read the rest of this story.

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