Mind Crunch : 5.31.11 : The Parable of Pottery Class

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There was once a pottery teacher who decided to run an experiment with her class. At the start of the course, she divided the class into two groups, each of which would be graded differently at the end of the course.

The first group was instructed that they were to focus on the creation of a single pot. The quality and historical integrity of this pot would be the sole determining factor of their grade in the course.

The second group was instructed to create as many pots as possible. Their grade was to be determined by the quantity of pots they produced throughout the course, not the quality of the work.

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Posted: May 31st, 2011
at 6:04pm by mnp

Categories: mind crunch

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