Monday, 2 March 2009

Swayed by the first story we hear

In Kurosawa's movie Rashomon, we're told different versions of the same story by different characters. First we see the event through the eyes of a woodcutter, and we think we know what happened. But as the story unfolds we meet up with each of the remaining characters, and each tells his or her version of what happened. And each character tells a different story. One of the things that comes across in this movie is how easily we're swayed by the first story we hear.
Steve Hagen: Buddhism Plain & Simple

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