The Value of Truth and Trust: The Story of Cochise by Ann Donegan JohnsonOne thing I do totally love about this book is that even non-humans get reactions. In the illustrations, tents have sad faces in depictions of fighting, horses look sly when their owners are being untrustworthy, the sun is pleased when people are being honest with each other, and a vulture embodies Cochises doubt, like an anti-Jiminy Cricket.
I also appreciate that the book neither lambastes nor white-paints either side; mistakes were made, and some people were wrong and a bit crap, and that happened. Such balanced presentation is great for kids just starting to learn about how much white folks effed over the natives. Of course, they dont go into the later near-eradication, but hey, they get a good head start.
One of the things I wasnt too keen on, though, was the constant correlation between telling the truth and feeling better, as in youll feel better if you dont lie. I can see where this is coming from, and sometimes its true, but I look at encouraging kids to tell the truth more as an installation of knowing what is right and also helpful to other people, not what makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Besides, under this system, the minute a kid lies and DOESNT feel like crap, the whole system goes out the window. Yes, I do know this from personal experience.
The Value of Truth and Trust: The Story of Cochise
Once there was a thief and he was looking for things to steal, but could not find very much. In desperation, he went in a temple where the Pujari Priest was giving a religious speech to many people. The Pujari was speaking on the topic of truthfulness, and the thief thought that the talk was not so bad. He was completely lost in the true feeling of truthfulness. When the program was over everybody went home except for the thief who was not ready to leave. The thief began to worry that the Pujari would think the thief would do something wrong in the temple. However my mind is still not going to digest it.
Truth means describing something exactly as we saw it, heard it or sensed it in some other way to others. Hindu scriptures say the following about truth:. There are four austerities of speech. They are: . Honest means behaving with others in a truthful and in a straightforward way, not manipulate others or play with their emotions and not cheat them in financial transactions. Truth and honesty are very basic human virtues and he who does not have them is not considered a good human being, not a good friend material or a good companion or spouse.
Free Search Engine Submission. Stumble It! Telling the truth is a very good habit. If you always speak the truth, you can save yourselves from lots of trouble! Here is the story of a man, who did a lot of bad things, but his promise to tell the truth saved him. This is a true story, so read it carefully. Which one of them should I give up first?