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Jul 5, 2010

盲人摸象 you don't know the whole story

盲 (blind)
人 (man)
摸 (examine)
象 (elephant)

You are blind. And small.

One of you comes up to a large elephant and touches one of his legs.
Surely, this is a tree trunk!

One holds his squirmy trunk.
Surely, this is a mighty serpent!

One happens upon his ivory tusk.
So smooth, so sharp, surely, this is the latest technology!

Remember (lose) from 亡羊補牢 never too late?
Guess what might be.
You guessed it -

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