Episode 15: 盲人摸象 Blind Men And The Elephant

This idiom is a fantastic parable about 5 blind men who all touch only a part of an elephant and insisted they saw its entirety. Be humble. Allow the possibility that you could very well be wrong about something.

 

ORIGINAL IDIOM: 盲人摸象

从前,有四个盲人很想知道大象是什么样子,可他们看不见,只好用手摸。胖盲人先摸到了大象的牙齿。他就说:“我知道了,大象就像一个又大、又粗、又光滑的大萝卜。”高个子盲人摸到的是大象的耳朵。“不对,不对,大象明明是一把大扇子!”他大叫起来。“大象只是根大柱子。”矮个子盲人摸着大象的腿说道。那位年老的盲人却说:“唉,大象哪有那么大,它只不过是一根绳子。”四个盲人不断争吵,都说自己摸到的才是真正大象的样子。而实际上呢?他们一个也没说对。