Who Moved My Cheese

Running Head: Who moved my Cheese

Who Moved My Cheese
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Who Moved My Cheese
      Who moved my cheese is a fictional story by Dr. Stephen Johnson about how people deal with change and how they manage it. It describes a fictional story which demonstrates how there are four different kinds of attitudes to deal with change. Each attitude leads to different advantages or disadvantages.
      In this story, Dr. Johnson uses cheese as a metaphor for anything that makes us happy and satisfied with our life e.g. money. There are four characters, two mice (i.e. Sniff and Scurry) and two ‘little’ people (i.e. Hem and Haw). All these four live in a maze chasing cheese. The maze represents anything in the environment that is subjected to change like employment, home, family, etc. One day they found abundant cheese available at the Cheese Station. The ‘change’ starts when all the four show up to the Cheese Station and find no cheese there. The cheese station that was once abundant with cheese is now empty.
      Each of these characters reacts differently to the situation, which basically signifies the four different kinds of attitudes of dealing with change. Sniff and Scurry showed no resistance. They were ready for it as they had seen the cheese supply running low. Hence, they immediately moved on in search of some new cheese. On the other hand, Hem and Haw weren’t ready. Haw took a lot of time in analyzing the situation, while Hem refused to accept the change. He ignored everything and pretended it wasn’t happening. At one point he puts his hands over his eyes and ears to ignore the change.

      I think all of these characters have some attribute that reflects in my personality, but if I’ve to name a specific one, I believe that would be Sniff. I think I’ve an eye for detecting change, both in my personal and work life. I’ve observed a lot of people in my surrounding and judged...