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Tuesday 29 December 2015

How Does He Know The Right Answer While Many Have Given The Reasonable Right But Wrong Answer?

Nice article from the cyber world:
A cruise ship met with an incident at sea, on the ship was a pair of couple, after having made their way to the lifeboat, they realized that there was only space for one person left. 

At this moment, the man pushed the woman behind him and jumped onto the lifeboat himself.

The lady stood on the sinking ship and shouted one sentence to her husband.

The teacher stopped and asked, "What do you think she shouted?"

Most of the students excitedly answered, "I hate you! I was blind!"

Now, the teacher noticed a boy who was silent throughout, she got him to answer and he replied, "Teacher, I believe she would have shouted - Take care of our child!"

The teacher was surprised, asking "Have you heard this story before?"

The boy shook his head, "Nope, but that was what my mum told my dad before she died to disease".

The teacher lamented, "The answer is right".

The cruise sunk, the man went home and brought up their daughter single-handedly.

Many years later after the death of the man, their daughter found his diary while tidying his belongings.

It turns out that when parents went onto the cruise ship, the mother was already diagnosed with a terminal illness. 

At the critical moment, the father rushed to the only chance of survival. 

He wrote in his diary, "How I wished to sink to the bottom of the ocean with you, but for the sake of our daughter, I can only let you lie forever below the sea alone".

The story is finished, the class was silent. 

The teacher knows that the student has understood the moral of the story, that of the good and the evil in the world, there are many complications behind them which are hard to understand. 

Which is why we should never only focus on the surface and judge others without understanding them first.


The Moral of The Story from the only student who gave the right answer.

In life, many right answers will be found and come from our own life experience. It is no different from investing. Ask the right person for the right answer. How do they know?

The boy shook his head, "Nope, but that was what my mum told my dad before she died to disease".

The teacher lamented, "The answer is right".

Sometimes its better to ask those coming down the mountain than those who are still climbing the mountain ;)


  1. Not all coming down the mountain are successful.

    Likewise, some still climbing up the mountain are successful people.

  2. CW,

    The teacher assumed wrong. Not all the students understood the moral of the story ;)

    One student "ki chiu" and retorted, "Not all people with disease die; and not all people who died have disease."



    Still want to be a bleeding heart?

  3. It is difficult to fathom the heart of humankind. Fanatics think their hearts are pure, but the masses perceived they are evil. The YOLOs grasshoppers enjoy now for there may not be a tomorrow, the ants continue to accumulate. Choose your path clearly regardless of going up or coming down the Bukit Timah hill.

    1. Learn from our own past experience is still the best and then refine it for the future and along the way adjust it when we are nearer and nearer


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