Who Moved My Cheese?
This very short book is about rethinking our own life in general, about our own approach about how to deal with issues of any kind. Cheese, as mentioned in the book, could symbolize anything dear to a certain individual – money, sound health, loyal friends, great family, and so on.
As human beings, we often tend to overanalyze most of the events in our lives with our “complex brains,” as Spencer Johnson referred to the human brain in his book. Meanwhile, hamsters “keep it simple.” If there is no cheese in the area (Cheese Station) where they are or the cheese doesn’t taste good anymore for whatever reason, hamsters would start looking for it somewhere else, instead of trying to figure out whether that cheese will be delivered to their place again or start complaining about having no cheese for various reasons, as humans would do.
The message that the author aims at sending through “Who Moved My Cheese” is that if your current approach in life doesn’t give you the results that you want, then you should change your approach. Looking for your cheese is the metaphor that he uses in this book.
This book should serve the purpose of rethinking our own life, and what we could change in it in order to make it better but we should still remain at least somewhat cautious before we make up our mind.
Who Moved My Cheese? - really is a marvelous little book. Full of brilliantly simplistic insights into our hopes, dreams, fear and actions, the story acts as a gently yet imaginative reminder of some key facts that we all need to acknowledge.