Watch as we discuss the book, “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson.

Last month we reviewed, “Indistractable” and this month we’ll discuss, “Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson

This book is probably the shortest book I’ve ever read as an adult.

Who Moved My Cheese? is a kind of parable that uncovers universal truths about business and life. It is a silly yet profound tale where the characters live in a “Maze” and look for “Cheese” to sustain them and make them feel secure.

Two are mice named Sniff and Scurry. And two are mice sized humans named, “Hem and Haw.” Their names kind of imply how they behave.

The cheese is a metaphor for what people desire in life. Things like– a family, good health, money, worldly possessions, and fulfilling spirituality. Now, the maze is a metaphor for the infrastructure of your life or the place in which you look for your desires to be fulfilled. Things like– your job, your church, and your community. One day, in the story, the cheese runs out, and one of the characters figures out how to recover the cheese. This character shares their findings by writing it on the maze’s walls.

It’s a parable of how do they react when the cheese runs out or how do you react to change? I think it’s a matter of which of the characters do you identify with and which one do you want to identify with. I will say I think I am more of a hem than I would like to admit. Which character are you?

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