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"Look to the hands, not the face if you want to correctly identify the person"

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MASTER OF DISGUISE-----THE STORY OF GAMEL

 

Gamel was known as the tycoon of Kongo. 

A tycoon he was, for he amassed a great fortune over the course of many years doing business the right way.

Gamel traveled far and wide to conduct business.  

He met many people and immersed himself in many cultures around the world.

Gamel was just not an astute and smart businessman. 

Beyond conducting his  business adroitly and astutely, Gamel deeply observed and learned the behavior of people throughout the earth.

 

Every nation, culture, tongue, and tribe Gamel visited, he noticed a common narrative in all people:

PEOPLE THE WORLD OVER WERE OVERLY FIXATED WITH THE HUMAN FACE AS THEIR SOURCE OF FORMING AN OPINION REGARDING OTHER PEOPLE

No matter where in the world Gamel visited to conduct business, he saw the same thing.  

The human face continued to reign supreme as the source of information for people as they sought to form an opinion regarding another person.

Time and time again, Gamel continued to notice people all over the world err greatly in the opinion they formed about others all because of the fixation  on the face of others.

“The human face is not a reliable tool with which to form an opinion regarding another person,” 

Gamel began to reason to himself.

 

“Was there a better way by which to form an opinion regarding another person other than solely relying on the person’s face or physical features for that matter?” 

Gamel asked himself  this perplexing question for many years.

Gamel was just not a third party witness to the errors of judgment people made due to reliance on the face of others as their source of forming an opinion.

Gamel lived it.  

He personally experienced it.

As Gamel traveled the world,  the tycoon who was rich enough to buy his own private island, often found himself mistaken for a beggar, a thief,  a homeless man and all kinds of other unkind labels.

  

Gamel experienced all this due to people misidentifying him based on his face.

Gamel continued to ponder an alternative by which human beings could better identify others without relying on their faces.

One day, as Gamel was taking it easy at home,  his assistant brought him a letter. 

The letter was from an anonymous person.

  

The anonymous person wrote a beautiful letter. The letter was a ‘Thank You’ for a gift Gamel gave the person.

The writer of the letter made it clear they were able to recognize Gamel as the source of the gift not because Gamel identified himself, but due to many other signs which led them to discern the gift as coming from Gamel.

 Gamel was a great philanthropist.

 

Many people who lived in Kongo, randomly received gifts from Gamel  without him identifying himself.

 

Gamel loved to surprise people without drawing attention to himself.

As Gamel read the anonymous ‘Thank You’ letter, something struck him:  

 

He immediately identified the source of the letter even though the letter was anonymous. 

Gamel identified the handwriting, as well as the verbal expressions in the letter  to be unique to his college friend Budo.

Gamel knew Budo had fallen on hard times after losing his job three months ago.  

Gamel, not wanting to embarrass his college friend, anonymously sent him a large sum of money to help him through the hard times.

Budo, upon receiving the anonymous gift, immediately recognized who was behind it so he sent an anonymous ‘Thank You’ gift to the one he knew gave him the beautiful present.

“WHAT IS THIS?” 

Gamel thought to himself.   

“How did Budo recognize me as the source of his gift without seeing my face?”

 

Gamel continued to reason;

“how come I also recognize Budo as the source of  the letter without seeing his face?”

These questions led to a moment of epiphany for Gamel.

Gamel suddenly found an answer to his question of many years.

  The question regarding an alternative to a person's  face for correctly  identifying the person.

  

“THE HANDS!” 

Gamel exclaimed.

 “The hands go much farther than the face and is a much better indicator of a person  than the face could ever portray .  

If people relied more on the hands and less on the face, there will be less acrimony and confusion. 

Anyone can easily change the look on their face to send the wrong impression to others.    

It is near impossible for anyone to change the work of their hands, for it represents who they truly are.” 

Gamel thought to himself.

From that day, Gamel began to find a way to teach others to look at the hands of those they wanted to learn about instead of focusing on their faces.

Gamel had a group of six young men he was mentoring to become smart businessmen like he was. 

He decided to focus on teaching his mentees, the power of looking at the hands instead of the face.

Gamel understood that if his young apprentices understood this basic concept, they were less likely to fall into the trap of ‘closed-mindedness’ and ‘errors of judgement’ concerning other people they came across in the course of  business.

Gamel himself watched many people painfully miss out on great opportunities because they lacked this basic skill.

To properly teach his apprentices, Gamel mastered the art of disguise.

One day, Gamel disguised himself as a gardener.  

No one recognized him.

Another day, he disguised himself as a traveler on a dirt path. 

No one recognized him.

Yet again, he disguised himself as a fisherman. 

No one recognized him.

In all three instances,   Gamel did things with his hands which later led his apprenctices to recognize it was him.

On the last day of training,

Gamel left his mentees with these words:

“IF YOU TRULY KNOW ME, YOU WILL  NEVER NEED TO SEE MY FACE.  THE WORKS OF MY HANDS WILL SUFFICE.  

SO SHOULD IT BE WITH EVERYONE OF YOU AS YOU START LIFE IN BUSINESS. 

SEEK NOT THE FACE OF THOSE YOU MEET. 

SEEK THE WORKS OF THEIR HANDS AND YOU WILL MITIGATE THE POTENTIAL TO ERR AS BUSINESSMEN. 

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU AND MAY YOU ENJOY NOTHING BUT GREAT SUCCESS.”

Gamel Concluded

 
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