Sunday, April 3, 2011

K3.0 How do you know what fish enjoy?

Great philosophers are great thinkers.  Great thinkers “think different” (credit to Apple, Inc.). They think in a way that sometimes seems ridiculous or non-sense to us. But if we review their ideas closer, usually there is some insightful wisdom in it.  This time, we have two philosophers together, and they challenged each other about “think different”.

The Happiness of Fish


Keshav and Gopal were strolling on the bridge of the Narmada River when Keshav said, “See how the fish come out and dart around easily!  That’s the pleasure fish really enjoy!”
Gopal said, “You’re not a fish — how do you know what fish enjoy?”
Keshav argued, “You’re not me, so how do you know I don’t know what fish enjoy?”
Gopal said, “I’m not you, so I for sure don’t know what you know. On the other hand, you’re certainly not a fish — so that still proves you don’t know what fish enjoy!”
Keshav said, “Let’s go back to your original question, please. You asked me how I know what fish enjoy — so you already knew I knew it when you asked the question. I know it by standing here on the bridge of Narmada River.”
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Kind of trick debate, isn’t it? I am even not sure whether Keshav actually won in the story (He answered where but not how).
But what we learn from this story is :-" You are not fish, how do you know what fish enjoy?" :  Each individual has his/her own feeling, value and behavior patterns; Don’t judge others!

2 comments:

Sureindran said...

Hi Keshav, my first time here and it's a good post. Like the thinking. And I am glad that you mentioned "APPLE" as I am a big fan of "APPLE" and yes, they are a perfect example of great thinkers.

Sureindran
www.sureindran.com

Sureindran said...

Hi Keshav, my first time here and it's a good post. Like the thinking. And I am glad that you mentioned "APPLE" as I am a big fan of "APPLE" and yes, they are a perfect example of great thinkers.

Sureindran
www.sureindran.com

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