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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:13 pm    Post subject: Good One
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How our inner Ego sometimes misjudges a PERSON

A lady in a faded grey dress and her husband, dressed in a home-spun suit walked in timidly without an appointment into the Harvard University President's outer office. The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at Harvard and probably didn't even deserve to be in Harvard.

"We want to see the President "the ma n said softly.

"He'll be busy all day "the secretary snapped.

"We'll wait" the lady replied.

For hours the secretary ignored them, hoping that the couple would finally become discouraged and go away. They didn't and the secretary grew frustrated and finally decided to disturb the president..

"Maybe if you see them for a few minutes, they'll leave" she said to him. The President, stern faced and with dignity, strutted toward the couple.

The lady told him "We had a son who attended Harvard for one y ear. He loved Harvard. He was happy here. But about a year ago, he was accidentally killed. My husband and I would like to erect a memorial to him, somewhere on campus."

The president wasn't touched....He was shocked. "Madam "he said, gruffly, " we can't put up a statue for every person who attended Harvard and died. If we did, this place would look like a cemetery."

"Oh, no," the lady explained quicklyā€¯ We don't want to erect a statue. We thought we would like to give a building to Harvard."

The president rolled his eyes. He glanced at the gingham dress and homespun suit, and then exclaimed, "A building! Do you have any earthly idea how much a building costs? We have over seven and a half million dollars in the physical buildings here at Harvard."

For a moment the lady was silent. The president was pleased. Maybe he could get rid of them now. The lady turned to her husband and said quietly, "Is that all it costs to start a university ? Why don't we just start our own?"

Her husband nodded. The president's face wilted in confusion and bewilderment. Mr. and Mrs. Leland Stanford got up and walked away, traveling to Palo Alto, California where they established the University that bears their name: -StanfordUniversity, a memorial to a son that Harvard no longer cared about.

Most of the time we judge people by their outer appearance, which can be misleading. And in this impression, we tend to treat people badly by thinking they can do nothing for us. Thus we tend to lose our potential good friends, employees or customers.

Remember

In our Life, we seldom get people with whom we want to share & grow our thought process. But because of our inner EGO we miss them forever.
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Ketan Varhade

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject:
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Good one Anuj icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:06 am    Post subject:
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Ultimate ........Thanks for posting
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:01 am    Post subject:
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Good one Anuj...Informative too icon_cool.gif
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Good One
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Hopefully you all enjoyed it... icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:50 pm    Post subject:
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actually this is an urban legend (= NOT TRUE).
but still nice
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:04 pm    Post subject:
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject:
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ajeshrn wrote:
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Sorry to make you angry. Maybe I shouldn't tell you that Santa,the tooth fairy and the easter bunny don't exists either.
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Girijesh

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:27 am    Post subject: Re: Good One
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Hi Anuj,icon_smile.gif

I have no intention to prove you wrong, but I would like to share a little information Here: ( I am quoting it because I copied it from the website)

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The Stanfords visited several great universities of the East to gather ideas. An urban legend, widely circulated on the Internet but untrue, describes the couple as poorly-dressed country bumpkins who decided to found their own university only after being rebuffed in their offer to endow a building at Harvard. They did visit Harvard's president but were well-received and given advice on starting a new university in California. From the outset they made some untraditional choices: the university would be coeducational, in a time when most were all-male; non-denominational, when most were associated with a religious organization; and avowedly practical, producing "cultured and useful citizens" when most were concerned only with the former.


This is only a part of information gathered from website:
http://www.stanford.edu/about/history/
Pls check it and help us in deciding which one seems to be more accurate.
Only thing I would like to highlight here is it is taken from Stanford Univ. website. (as I believe)

However I am 100% agree with your views as presented as:
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Most of the time we judge people by their outer appearance, which can be misleading. And in this impression, we tend to treat people badly by thinking they can do nothing for us. Thus we tend to lose our potential good friends, employees or customers.

Remember

In our Life, we seldom get people with whom we want to share & grow our thought process. But because of our inner EGO we miss them forever.


Thanks
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