Patsy Porco

A Survey, Poll, or Whatever You Want to Call It

In Humor on July 27, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Our family has several major life-decisions weighing heavily on our minds. Instead of making Pro/Con lists, or figuring out solutions, I’ve been spending a lot of time wondering about the meaning of the sayings, “He can’t see the forest for the trees,” and “She can’t see the trees for the forest.”

Does the first mean that the man can’t see the big picture because he’s all wrapped up in the details?

Does the second mean that the woman can’t see the details because she’s consumed by the big picture?

I’ve written before about my not knowing things that other people know. I blamed it on my learning curve, which is either high or low, depending on what those terms mean: https://patsyporco.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/im-going-to-kill-a-mockingbird/

Of one thing I’m sure: the chicken came before the egg. God created animals in animal form. However, maybe God never created a chicken. Perhaps two different species of birds mated, the female laid an egg, and out popped the first chicken. In that case, the egg would have come first.

My brain hurts.

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  1. My brain hurts just trying to figure out what you just said. I heard it like this, “If a tree falls in the forest and a man hears it, is he still wrong?”
    I asked our chickens about the egg thing, but nothing they told me made any sense. It was just a bunch of clucking sounds that I am unable to interpret.

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