Who Moved My Cheese

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  • Topic: Happiness, Contentment
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  • Published : November 9, 2008
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“Who Moved My Cheese” is a story about the simplicities and complications of life. The differences between the four characters depict each of our emotional states and how we react to change in our lives.

Who Moved My Cheese is a story about the simplicities and complications of life. The differences between the four characters depict each of our emotional states and how we react to change in our lives. The four characters are Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw who reveal the different stages we go through to find our cheese. The cheese signifies our search for success and happiness at work and in our personal lives. They live in a maze representing our surroundings, whether it is at work or home, relentlessly searching for their cheese. While the overall lesson seems almost too simple; this story carries a lot of importance concerning changes and the consequences of our reactions or lack thereof. Anyone who reads this story will try to identify themselves with one of the characters, but if we look close we can find a little of ourselves in each character. At the ripe age of 28, I like to think I can align myself with the character Haw. Hem and Haw are described as little people, but they are replicas of humans. They have emotions, thoughts and reactions just as we do. In the beginning of this fable, Hem and Haw find a cheese station with a goldmine full of cheese. Now that they have found their cheese, Hem and Haw quickly settle in and become accustomed to having their cheese. Day after day, they both return to their prize and expect to have their cheese right where they found it, but soon the cheese disappears. Initially, Hem and Haw feel entitled to having their cheese and feel each other is to blame, demanding to know what happened to the cheese. Both characters are in denial and return to the same cheese station hoping their cheese has returned; yet the cheese has moved. Hem believes the cheese should come back to him and Haw realizes it is time to...
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