The Art of Clever


 

The Pebbled Path


In a small Italian town, hundreds of years ago, a small business owner owed a large sum of money to a loan-shark. The loan-shark was a very old, unattractive looking guy that just so happened to fancy the business owner’s daughter.

He decided to offer the businessman a deal that would completely wipe out the debt he owed him. However, the catch was that we would only wipe out the debt if he could marry the businessman’s daughter. Needless to say, this proposal was met with a look of disgust.

The loan-shark said that he would place two pebbles into a bag, one white and one black.

The daughter would then have to reach into the bag and pick out a pebble. If it was black, the debt would be wiped, but the loan-shark would then marry her. If it was white, the debt would also be wiped, but the daughter wouldn’t have to marry the loan-shark.

Standing on a pebble-strewn path in the businessman’s garden, the loan-shark bent over and picked up two pebbles. Whilst he was picking them up, the daughter noticed that he’d picked up two black pebbles and placed them both into the bag.

He then asked the daughter to reach into the bag and pick one.

The daughter naturally had three choices as to what she could have done:

Refuse to pick a pebble from the bag.
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Take both pebbles out of the bag and expose the loan-shark for cheating.
Pick a pebble from the bag fully well knowing it was black and sacrifice herself for her father’s freedom.
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She drew out a pebble from the bag, and before looking at it ‘accidentally’ dropped it into the midst of the other pebbles. She said to the loan-shark;

‘Oh, how clumsy of me. Never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked.’

The pebble left in the bag is obviously black, and seeing as the loan-shark didn’t want to be exposed, he had to play along as if the pebble the daughter dropped was white, and clear her father’s debt.

~Author Unknown

The Art of Clever

That story is a great example of dealing with a tough situation like a PeaceWalker. That young lady found a way to manage the conflict, hold her ground and even help the other person (in this case loan shark) save face. 

She used her cleverness to protect and...

You can do that too! 

Can you imagine dealing with potential conflicts with more grace and ease!?

...And knowing what to do if they go South!?

Some people come by it more naturally than others, but if you train for it and immerse yourself with others who Live this PeaceWalker Lifestyle, you might be surprised what it'll do for your Life!

Do you want to feel more confident when someone confronts you? 

You ever get 'that' nervous feeling in the pit of your stomach when someone tries to bully you at work? You just want them to leave you alone, but they don't. 

Or that frustrated feeling you get when someone's going off on a tangent, you know their wrong, but you can't quite articulate what you're feeling?

That's why when the PeaceWalker Private Membership Opens back up you should be first in line to get in! 

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Ok, that's all from me today. 

Have a good one and I'll talk to you more later!

 
Keep going,
~Craig

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