Life skills: Communication & interpersonal relationships, self-awareness, critical thinking
Each new message we receive is affected by who we are (our identity our beliefs and so on). This is why different people understand the same message differently. The children understand that when people see things in a different way from us, it does not mean that they are wrong. It is important to respect others people’s points of view.
Eshu walked between two farmers. He was wearing green on his left side and red on his right side. So, one farmer saw he was wearing green and the other saw he was wearing red. After he passed, one farmer asked the other, ‘Did you see that man wearing green walk past?’ The other replied, ‘He was wearing red.’ They had a big argument about the issue until they nearly started fighting. Finally, they decided to continue working.
Then Eshu walked back between the farmers again. Because he was coming the other way, the farmer who saw green now saw red, and the one who saw red now saw green. After Eshu had passed, the first farmer said, ‘I’m sorry, you were right. He was wearing red.’ The other replied ‘No, you were right; he was wearing green.’ This time they had an even bigger argument because each farmer was convinced that he was right.
You can have a break here.
When the children have given their examples, you can add some of these: