The Chinese Monk, his Indian Guide & their White Elephant

December 11, 2010

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In every conflict, there exists 3 main types of people.

1. The Pragmatist
(Chinese Monk)
The Pragmatist takes practicality as the main consideration in every moment of decision. They usually look at the big picture and are willing to make small sacrifices in exchange for the greater good.

2. The Idealist (Indian Guide)
The Idealist usually cherishes or pursues high & noble principles. They are often impractical in their stubborn pursuit of idealistic goals.

3. The Rationalist (White Elephant)
The Rationalist argues based on logic and reason. They are usually good with twisting facts to their benefit.


In every conflict, the Chinese Monk and the Indian Guide are equally stubborn and whoever wins the argument usually depends on who has the higher authority or the bigger voice. On the other hand, the White Elephant usually tries to convince with his reasoning, if not, attempt to confuse with his bullshit.

I am usually the White Elephant and sometimes the Chinese Monk, but never the Indian Guide.

Which one is you?



10 Responses to “The Chinese Monk, his Indian Guide & their White Elephant”

  1. likeagiant Says:

    Great story. I love the art work. Make it a children’s book.

  2. Tin Says:

    Great story. I love the art work. Don’t make it a children’s book.

  3. kcm Says:

    nice artwork- but you need to get some facts straight

    the taj mahal is a mausoleum built in the Islamic style

    the “king of India” …does not exist, nor would he be buddhist

    buddhism came from India, why would this monk come to india to spread this message?

    the look you have for the king is very clearly not buddhist.

    once again, although the artwork is quite nice, you must get some simple facts straight and not rely on stereotypes to push your Asian fantasy story through.



  4. Good Work. Cute Art. Expressed man’s deepest conflict in the simplest possible terms: Pragmatist, Idealist and Rationalist. The elephant is a vegetarian – clever? It could never eat by killing. So when it proposes the vote, it is actually mocking at the pragmatist and the idealist. It is a challenge to them to come up with an intelligent response and not react either practically or theoretically, but intelligently. The situation is hypothetical and does not expect an answer but demands an existential inquiry into crisis through intelligence.

  5. walker Says:

    hate to be a pedant but agra (where the taj mahal is) and Mumbai (bollywood) are both to the west of Calcutta, which is to the West of China. If he’s pragmatic, the Chinese monk would have taken some geography lessons!

  6. bluedolly25 Says:


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  8. Writinghood Says:

    Wow… Love the story and the graphics, they are quite captivating. Thanks for the great job with it. ~ Writinghood ~

  9. toemailer Says:

    Very nice blog you have here. I have been all three in my life and, sigh, imagine that I will be again…

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