Changing Perspective

Have you come across the author Michael Michalko? He’s a creativity expert who writes a blog called Imagineer7 and is the author of ‘ThinkerToys: a Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques‘. He has a maverick mindset.

The following is an extract from his 28 March 2016 posting. Read the following statement once through, from start to finish. Then immediately read it again, but this time from the back, ending up at the start. Did you notice the difference? It alters the perspective. I find that thought-provoking and wonder how I might apply that in practice.

THE LOST GENERATION

“Happiness comes from within”

Is a lie, and

“money will make me happy.”

So in 30 years I will tell my children

They are not the most important thing in my life

My employer will know this

I have my priorities straight because

work

is more important than

family

I will tell you this

Once upon a time

families stayed together

but this will not be true in my era

this is a quick fix society

Experts tell me

30 years from now I will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my divorce

I do not concede that

I will live in a country of my own making

In the future

Environmental destruction will be the norm

No longer can it be said

my peers and I care about the earth

It will be evident that

my generation is apathetic and lethargic

It is foolish to presume

there is hope.

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