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By David Morgan, inspired by All One

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Hearsay

Briefly:

Did you ever play the game "telephone" (wiki) in your school classroom? It's a simple example of how the original truth statement (from "Person 1") can end up to be so much different than when it was first said.

With that in mind:

  • Don't forget when "Person 2" tells you something about "Person 1", or what "Person 1" said to "Person 2", the only way to know it is true is to ask "Person 1." This is because "Person 2" could have distorted, false, or missing information. This is very similar to the old saying "Straight from the horse's mouth" (phrases.org.uk). When possible, ask the horse! (Person 1).
  • Remember, each person wears their own set of  , so their glasses are limited, and may be "dirty" or "foggy".

A google: of hearsay says:

  • information received from other people that one cannot adequately substantiate; rumor.
  • the report of another person's words by a witness, usually disallowed as evidence in a court of law.

See also: hearsay (wiki)

 

 

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