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[30 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Plugging One’s Ears While Stealing a Bell | 1,256 views]
Plugging One’s Ears While Stealing a Bell

It’s bad when one deceives others; it’s stupid that one only fooled oneself when he tried to fool others. Lots of occasions in our everyday life, some people try to deceive others or disguise something by telling themselves the thing does not exist. And of cause, it could only fool themselves.

Two thousand years, Lü Buwei told a vivid story about one fooling himself.

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[7 Apr 2009 | 3 Comments | 1,923 views]
Pull the crops up to help them grow

Storyteller: Have you ever grow some plants by yourself, such as flowers, veggie, or tomatoes? I do. I grow some tomatoes in my small backyard. How do we look after the plants and help them grow? It’s a lot of different work, indeed. Watering, fertilizing, flood, heat, disease, insects, wind, cold, weed, etc…, there are lots of things to worry from plant to harvest.  That’s just for casual plant lovers like me, for the farmers whose lives are totally associated with crops, things could be even harder. No wonder a …

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[2 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments | 1,604 views]
Mark the Boat for a Dropped Sword

Storyteller: You must remember this: in the end of infamous “TITANIC”(1998) movie, old Rose walks alone to the stern of the salvage ship and opens her hands to reveal the necklace, which she has kept all of her life. She lets the necklace fall from her hand and into the water.
When I was in the cinema, I definitely felt how disappointed and regretful the audiences were when they saw the diamond lost deep into the ocean — Oh no, it’s lost forever.
Have you ever dropped something into the water when …

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[14 Jan 2009 | 2 Comments | 534 views]

Storyteller: As a Ph. D. student myself, I certainly respect well-educated people. “Knowledge is power”. No matter you are a college computer science professor or a farmer who owns 100 acres of crop field, knowledge is critically important to your work and everyday life.  However, having a high degree does not equally mean one is good at everything, and sometimes, knowing too much can make a simple thing unnecessarily complicated, especially when one wants to show off his knowledge in a wrong scenario.  Here is a good story told by …