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Enano, Nembrod G.

BSAT-2c
REFLECTION QUESTIONS FOR WHO MOVED MY CHEESE?
Answer the Iollowing questions:
1. In Johnson's book the cheese is a metaphor. What does it represent?
-The cheese represents our dreams, aspiration and goals in liIe
2. What does the maze represent?
-The maze represent the complexity oI liIe, choosing, working hard and Finding your
way 'home
3. IdentiIy both the cheese and the maze in your own liIe. Then consider what might
happen iI someone moved your cheese. Imagine the ways you might have to cope with
the changes.
-Parents, the way I see them they represent comIort and security, imagining their lost is
unimaginable, and I have no idea on how to cope with it.
4. What changes have you already experienced in your liIe? How did you react to the
changes? Were you threatened, angry, Irightened, disoriented, or excited by the challenge
(come on...be honest!)? AIter reading Who Moved My Cheese? do you Ieel you dealt as
well as you could have with those changes?
-College, Irightened, disoriented and excited. I Iailed to adapt and did not manage to
excel
5. Has Johnson's book helped you see how change can be beneIicial...in liIe in general, as
well as in your own work or personal liIe?
-The Idea oI change and adapting it is not new, the book however serve as a reminder that
the need to adapt with constant change is a must.
6. II you read "A Discussion," the book's third section, what did you learn Irom the way
others interpreted the book? Were any situations similar to your own?
She said, "I'm curious. How many here are aIraid oI change?" No one
responded so she suggested, "How about a show oI hands?"
Only one hand went up. "Well, it looks like we've got one honest person in
our group!" she said. And then continued, "Maybe you'll like this next
question better. How many here think other people are aIraid oI change?"
Practically everyone raised their hands. Then they all started laughing.
"What does that tell us?"




"Denial," Nathan answered.
I am always conIronted with change be it good or not; I always try to put a tough Iace
trying to tell myselI that I am prepared and there is nothing to worry about even I Ieel
diIIerently.
7. Do you wish Johnson had oIIered concrete answers to the question oI dealing with
change? Would you have preIerred a "how-to" approach, say, a step-by step guide? Or do
you appreciate the way in which readers are Iree to interpret and apply the parable Ior
themselves? Which approach is more helpIul to you?
-There is an 'interaction between the author and the reader, were the author present a
idea and it is up to the reader to understand it, giving the reader a chance to more
imaginative, more creative and more connected with the story.
8. In the parable, Johnson says the Iour characters represent the Iour parts oI ourselves,
Irom the simple to the complex. What does he mean: which character represents which
part oI ourselves? Is there one character you relate to more than the others?
-I would like to think and presume that I am a HAW type, whenever I see change I try to
look at others and see iI they would adapt to it, I Iind comIort and security in with the
company oI others; but when the need arises I make decisions and adapt change even iI it
means doing it alone.
9. Why is it so hard Ior most oI us (all oI us?) to accept change?
-there is nothing constant except change, cliche, maybe because it`s true. Finding comIort
and security is not easy, and the very moment we Iind it, we grab with the thought oI
never letting go. The challenge and hardship in looking Ior the 'cheese in our lives are
bearable with the thought that one day we could Iind it, and the moment we Iound it,
loosing the 'cheese and doing it all over again is unthinkable