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【英语美文】Things Are Not Always Black or White

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小编摘要:这个故事告诉我们,事情并不是非黑即白,你必须设身处地,从对方的观点才能真正体会到他人的想法。




Things Are Not Always Black or White
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,
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.
And 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 and stand where I had been.
We changed places,
and now she asked me what the color of the object was.
I had to answer,
“White.” It was an object with two differently colored sides,
and from his viewpoint it was white.
Only from my side it was black.
My teacher taught me a very important lesson that day:
You must stand in the other person's shoes
and look at the situation through their eyes
in order to truly understand their perspective.

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2011-11-15 14:24 编辑:cocoon520
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