Summary – There will ALWAYS be other solution

Yesterday, I rewrite a story about two stones and a marriage. This is the continuation of the story..

Well, here is what she did. She chosed one bag and drew out the stone. Without looking at it, she fumbled and let it fall onto the stone-filled ground where it immediately became lost among all the other stones. “Oh, how clumsy of me,” she said. “But never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which stone I picked.”

Since the remaining stone was black, they had to assume that she had picked the white one. And since the moneylender dared not admit his dishonesty, the girl cleverly had not only avoid being married to the money lender, her father’s debt was also forfeited.

/end story

To tell you the truth, I had also chosen the first choice which is to self sacrifice :)

The moral of the story is not to be creative. Not everyone is creative to come up with such a clever plan. This story actually shows how our mind really work most of the time.

When we encounter a problem, which seems like a dead end, two things will influence us in making the decision

The Easiest
Obviously the easiest decision is to give in and marry the moneylender. At least the father’s debt is settled. Exposing him will not bring any good, and thus the more difficult decision

The Surrounding
I deliberately set the keyword to be “Self-sacrifice”. And I believe, when there is an answer proposed, our mind will usually close any other way of seeing the problem, and stick to the answer proposed. The more we think about it, the more confident we will be that the answer is that.

You can try it yourself. When you want to buy a television, the more you think about whether the television is needed, the more you will be convinced that buying television is the right things to do.

Why is that? it is because, we were not actually thinking of other alternative to television, we were actually persuading our conscious to buy.

– I wonder –
Do you have any other stories alike? problem with a clever solution.. Do share

————— Personal Note —————-
Please don’t feel cheated with this.. In my opinion, the better we understand how our mind work, the better we can use them and not get cheated by them :)

Bachelor day no 3 – Today will be spent servicing my car, Going to drive to Kedah this Raya Haji.. and some blog maintenance, have a nice day everyone!

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  1. filantera
    14 Dec 07 8:40 am

    haha nice ending!!
    never of that though…

    but from other point of view, i think wat the ‘man’ has did is absolutely wrong……. why should it be second option! hahaha just marry me or face the music!

    then he wouldnt have to cheat 😀

    after all, the money is money , cant be solve by stone hahahha…..

  2. banji
    14 Dec 07 3:26 pm

    filantera i guess he’s planning to marry the girl forcingly but not seen as forcingly hahah confusing words :)

  3. 14 Dec 07 9:56 pm

    macam nak paksa orang tp tak nak kasi rasa terpaksa ….
    huhuuuu… that was in malay. 😀

    anyway… nice ending bro 😀

  4. 14 Dec 07 11:27 pm

    owh! sgt bijak! ta tepike langsung

  5. banji
    15 Dec 07 12:23 pm

    DaPocket & moon – penulis asal cerita tu mmg bijak :), saya rewrite balik je.. sama2 le kite amik iktibar

  6. 15 Dec 07 9:46 pm

    wow i love the ending, hmm for me. ‘self-sacrifices’ is easy than sacrifices others, lol. But if i get the creative idea like that on that situation, thats the best thing i will ever did.

    camner kalau tuan tanah tu tak kira gak, dia nak kahwin gak ngn pompuan tu, hmm tu dah cerita lain yek..hehe

  7. 15 Dec 07 11:20 pm

    bestnya cerita nie 😀

  8. 16 Dec 07 12:57 am

    how do u feel being bachelor??

  9. banji
    16 Dec 07 1:36 am

    amirahsyuhada – sacrificing others shouldn’t be easy :) kalau tak jadi le kes mcm cite dentist dulu hehe

    hm kalau hamba Allah tu nak jugak dgn pompuan tu, agaknya kena le gentleman sikit..

    syahidatul – glad that u like it :)

    intan – agaknya sama la dgn intan.. :) intan bujang kan?

    pembetulan : bukan being a bachelor, just living as one hehe

  10. 17 Dec 07 3:59 pm

    Hohohoho..ending yg i tak sangka..Smart gurl..Klo i dah terkawin kot ngan org iteww..Adoi…

  11. banji
    17 Dec 07 11:48 pm

    aRa – hehe jgn risau, ure not the only one.

    hopefully sikit2 boleh kita train our way of thinking ni to never give up

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