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Monday, June 22, 2015

Elephants: Up or Down

It appears that whilst most tourists prefer elephants with their trunks uplifted, the Thais themselves prefer elephants with their trunks hanging down in a relaxed manner. That is the posture of a happy elephant.
Elephants with trunks held high represent luck. I suppose that most tourists prefer luck (and all that it portends, wealth and prosperity) to happiness. The Thais prioritise happiness in family relationships above luck.
I think the Thais are much wiser than the rest of the world.

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