There was a man who worked in an office. He often came to work late, though it was still in tolerant limit. He also went home hurriedly once the working hour ended, at the last second. But oftentimes, he would come back to office after an hour to work overtime.

Everyone in the office was wondering what was wrong with that person. They investigated him. One found that he went to the hospital in the morning, so did the other find in the evening, after work. They discussed about the 'proofs' they saw. They came to a conclusion that the man had a severe disease that he couldn't tell them. Finally, all people in the office collected their money for donation to help him.

The day came, he was called by the manager. He was surprised at what manager told him. "We know that you had a severe disease, so that this is the money from the company and this one is from all people here". The man smiled widely and touched his forehead on which no flies disturbed. Then, he took a deep breath, "Sir, I neither have any certain illness, nor any severe disease." "So, how come you went to the hospital every morning and evening?", asked the manager. Finally, the man couldn't ignore saying the truth. "Honestly, there is an old person that I want to help in his critical condition. He is in coma and needs help, but he has no family."

*** end *** 

Story by Onee

Most of us often tend to conclude information ourselves without asking people involved OR observing things in details OR for real. If we can hardly ask OR observe, why do we make conclusion?? The bottom line of this story is 'invalid information'.

What are your views about this?

Let's see another event: Ten people played a game. 8 of them were listening to music with headphones set on their ears. The first person told a short story to the second one. The second one should relate the story to the third one orally, and so on until the last person. The last person should tell the first person what was the story about. Do you think the story would be told precisely as the original one and in complete details?? This is another thing about information accuracy.

THANK YOU and HAVE A GREAT DAY! ^_^

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Comment by Onee-chan on October 19, 2018 at 1:38

Hii SNRRR!

Thanks a lot for your informative reply. It's not easy to count on human's great memory, right? :D

Comment by SNR on October 19, 2018 at 1:26

Hiii oneee, 

As usual the result was as expected the original message was modified :D


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Comment by Onee-chan on October 11, 2018 at 3:21

Hi SNRRR...! ^^

How was the result? :) That sounds fun. You're right that however people modify the message (must be/always be modified), the main message COULD be conveyed. There are lots of things to consider if we wish for serious information. It is about authenticity. We need what was written by the first person.

Thanks a lot for your good comment. :)

Comment by SNR on October 9, 2018 at 14:14

Hiii oneee,

My teacher has introduced your second story as a game to us. She pick some students from the class she whispered a sentence in the ear of first student and ask her/him to pass in on to the second then second should pass it in to third and at last the last student should convey the same to the teacher. So the only motto was to teach us how information can be modified through the process of communication. 

A good message you have conveyed through you first story :) 

Thanks for sharing the blog.


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Comment by Onee-chan on October 6, 2018 at 6:50

Hi Ella!

Thank you for your response to this story. Indeed, suspecting without evidence is like 'blabbering'.

THANK YOU once again. :)


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Comment by Onee-chan on October 6, 2018 at 6:46

Do not worry, O.M.

I was absent-minded, too, sometimes. :D :D Thank you.

Comment by ella on October 1, 2018 at 21:16

good point, Onee..

we shouldnt suspect without evidences..

And yes.. thats how we make invalid informations.. :)


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Comment by Onee-chan on October 1, 2018 at 4:02

Hi Olga! Yes, Tam was here too. ^^

That's so true. THANK YOU for your great comment. :)


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Comment by Onee-chan on September 30, 2018 at 9:49

Hi Tam!

If one really wants to know information accurately, observation must be done thoroughly.
In the second story... If information told by a person to another one, another one to another person, and so on, the information will be inaccurate little by little. Information will be less and/or added. That is why it is important to ask the first person to get accurate info. I guess you will agree with me. However, yes, both are important. :)

Thanks a lot for your comment and appreciation. :)

Comment by Tam on September 30, 2018 at 8:45

Hi, Onee-chan. Your first example shows that we shouldn't judge things only by their behavior. The second example shows that we shouldn't judge things only by oral information. That is judging things by the both is important in order to know the things correctly, isn't it?

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