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In search of new cheese – avoid stagnation

When I learned of the topic for this quarter’s eZine, one of my favorite books came to mind—Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, MD. The story is a metaphor about life. It’s about dealing with change and avoiding stagnation. It’s a parable that takes place in a maze. Four characters live in the maze, and they must search for “Cheese” to survive. The maze is long and confusing, and the Cheese is often difficult to find. The characters include Sniff and Scurry, who are mice. They are non-analytical and non-judgmental. They just want Cheese and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. The other two characters are Hem and Haw, mouse-size humans who have an entirely different relationship with Cheese. It’s not just sustenance to them—it’s their self-image, their belief system—and they become emotionally attached to the Cheese they have found. The Cheese is a metaphor … Continue reading In search of new cheese – avoid stagnation

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