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hole.

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“I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost… I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in the same place.
But, it isn’t my fault.
It still takes me a long time to get out.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in. It’s a habit.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault. I get out immediately.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

I walk down another street.”

 

 


Portia Nelson, There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery

decision.

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someone at the snack table 

noticed something and shared it with others

they all tested it out

made a conclusion 

and a perfect decision.

they said that if the carrots made a crunchy sound and snapped

they tasted better and would eat them

if they didn’t, and were bendy

they would donate them to scruffy the guinea pig. 

everyone agreed.

a win- win

 a perfect and brilliant solution 

and a great life lesson for the future foodies.

“a good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. “

-plato

parts.

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the theory of loose parts and the right to be creative.

(kinders live this every day)

“in any environment,

both the degree of inventiveness and creativity,

and the

possibility of discovery,

are directly proportional

to the number

and kind of

variables in it.”

-theory credit: Simon Nicholson – The Theory of Loose Parts, 1971