Who Moved My Cheese

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Introduction

"Who Moved My Cheese?" tells a story of change, of how we react to it, and the trouble we can find ourselves in when we don't follow that change. The story is about four characters, two mice, and two "little people." The characters live in a maze chasing cheese. The cheese represents anything we chase after in life and believe it will make us happy. The story details the trials and troubles we all have in daily lives.

Book Summary
Who Moved My Cheese?, by Spencer Johnson, is a parable that shows how individuals deal with change differently. In this story the four characters, two mice named Sniff and Scurry and two little people, about the size of mice, named Hem and Haw. These four are in a maze searching for cheese; the
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He found a huge station full of more cheese than he had ever seen before. Upon finding the cheese Haw looked back at his adventure and pondered several things he had learned about change. He wrote about these things on the wall in an effort to assist anyone who had to make the same journey. Haw had come to terms with the fact that change is always happening. "They Keep Moving the Cheese." Haw also knew that it was important to anticipate change. "Get Ready for the Cheese to Move." Regretting the fact that he was unprepared for change he wrote, "Anticipate Change. Get Ready for the Cheese to Move." Remembering that he had missed the signs that lead to change Haw noted, “Monitor Change; Smell the Cheese Often So You Know When It is Getting Old." Haw reflected back on the time wasted analyzing the change before he acted then he wrote; "Adapt to Change Quickly. The Quicker You Let Go of Old Cheese, The Sooner You Can Enjoy New Cheese." Haw continued noting such things as the importance of change and moving with the cheese, enjoying the adventure of change and being prepared to quickly change again and again. (Johnson 74) Haw learned from the mistakes he made the first time and was prepared to use this newly acquired knowledge on his next adventure with change. The different perceptions of change and reactions to change taken by the characters in this book are very similar to those of people in real life. The mice were acceptant to change and even Haw

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