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皆さんは、「世界の七不思議」といわれて何を思い浮かべますか?

「海外の方は自己啓発に関するストーリーが好きだなぁ」と感じることが多々ありますが、このストーリーは私が以前にお仕事していた某外資系企業のインド人マネージャーから回ってきたものです。そのときは、PowerPointのスライドで、1枚1枚にさわやかな写真とオルゴールのメロディが付いていました。

梅雨の合間の一服の清涼剤として、ぜひ。


Seven Wonders Of The World

A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present "Seven Wonders of the World."

Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:

1. Egypt's Great Pyramids
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. St. Peter's Basilica
7. China's Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mind because there were so many."

The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help." The girl hesitated, then read, "I think the 'Seven Wonders of the World' are:

1. to see
2. to hear
3. to touch
4. to taste
5. to feel
6. to laugh
7. and to love."

The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous!