When creativity flows…

Thursday, June 3, 2010 by B.H.

Once, a blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign saying: ‘I am blind, please help.’ There were only a few coins in the hat.
A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.
Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, “Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?”
The man said, “I wrote what you wrote but in a different way.”
What he had written was “Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it.”
Do you think the first sign and the second sign were saying the same thing?
Of course both signs told people the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should I be surprised that the second sign was more effective?
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

playing with words is surely an art.. Only if people use it wisely!

Bahadur Hussain said...

Yes :)

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