| The "Children’s Mental Health Partnership," (which we find referenced throughout the Partnership’s preliminary plan for our children) is best illustrated by Howard G. Hendrick’s story of the Scientist and the Flea.
A scientist using this method while observing the characteristics of the common flea began by commanding the flea to jump. So it did. He then pulled one leg off the flea and shouted the command again; still the flea complied. Again, the scientist pulled another leg off, although it was obviously more difficult to jump, the flea still managed to obey.
One by one the scientist removed the legs of the flea, and time and time again, the flea jumped as feebly as one might expect, but nonetheless, it jumped. Until that is, the last leg was removed.
The scientist ordered the flea to jump, but nothing happened. The scientist shouted the command, but to no avail; the flea did not budge. The scientist concluded his study, by writing in his journal his findings. “When the legs of a flea are removed, he loses his sense of hearing.”
Moral of the story; What one finds, is most often, exactly what he is looking for.
THANKS TO: Rhonda Robinson via Dr. Stefan Kruszewski | there is a longer recount available | Right now, as seems to be the practice on weekends at Cleartel I can't upload any files, but I'll post the entire article here once I can FTP my new files | I themeantime, just roam about the rest of the blog for your entertainment and pique |