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By Cheryl Jones

1/5/2014 (1 year ago)

Go-Ye (go-ye.com)

Getting to basics to solve a problem.

'Peeling away the layers of the onion' is a somewhat familiar term.  It means examining and removing the layers that cover any topic until you get down to the basics, or the root of the problem.  It means not just looking at the surface issue, but digging deeper.

'Peeling away the layers of the onion' or removing the layers that cover any topic until you get down to the basics, It means not just looking at the surface issue, but digging deeper. You might be very surprised by what you find.

'Peeling away the layers of the onion' or removing the layers that cover any topic until you get down to the basics, It means not just looking at the surface issue, but digging deeper. You might be very surprised by what you find.

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By Cheryl Jones

Go-Ye (go-ye.com)

1/5/2014 (1 year ago)

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Keywords: peeling away the layers of the onion, David and Goliath, Lion King


LOS ANGELES, CA - In the children's movie, 'The Lion King,' the baboon prophet speaks to the young lion king who is looking at his reflection in the water and sees nothing.  The prophet tells him to 'look deeper.'  The voice of the young lion king's father speaks,  'Remember who you are. You are my son and the one true king. Remember who you are.'  That is a good example of peeling back the onion.  When the lion king remembered who he was, he went on to his rightful role as the new king.

Another example of peeling away the onion is in the story of David and Goliath (I Samuel 17).  David came to bring bread and provisions to his brothers who were serving in the army of Israel.  The whole army of Israel was cowering under the threats of Goliath.  

David came to bring bread and provisions to his brothers who were serving in the army of Israel. The whole army of Israel was cowering under the threats of Goliath.

David went to the King of Israel, King Saul, and asked for a chance to fight Goliath.  The King agreed, and offered David the king's armor.  David refused.  He pointed out that he had brought down a lion and a bear with his slingshot, but not with armor.  In David's words, 'I have not proved them.'  (I Samuel 17:39)  He did not feel comfortable going to battle clothed in someone else's armor.

In life, to solve a problem, it may be necessary to metaphorically peel away a layer of the onion.  Is there an overlay of someone else's armor being used in trying to bring an answer?  It is not that the armor is not the right tool or tactic or skill for someone else, it just might be that the solution to the current issue is something different.   If so, it is necessary to examine this, reconsider, and peel away the layer of the onion in order to win the battle.



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