Who moved my cheese?


Title: Who moved my cheese?

Author: Spencer Johnson

Translator: Samira Abazari

Publisher: Cheshmeh Ravan

Subject: Success, story

Number of pages: 72

Language: Farsi



Who Moved My Cheese: The world around us is constantly changing, and in adolescence dealing with these changes is much more than in adulthood. The important thing, however, is how to deal with change. The book Who Moved My Cheese? It is a very useful book to increase the skills of teenagers in the face of life changes. By reading the story of the book, we learn how not to take different issues too seriously and how to adapt to change more quickly and ultimately make the best decision possible so that any change will ultimately benefit us.

The story is about two mice named Sniff and Scree and two little people named Hem and Ha who all live in a winding corridor and are looking for cheese to fill their bellies and achieve happiness. In this story, cheese is a metaphor for what man wants and desires. Like dreaming of becoming a first grader or getting good grades, becoming a team member, getting a good and suitable job, having a good and friendly relationship, and finally feeling good about yourself. The hall is a symbol of a place where you can strive for your dream, such as family, community, school, workplace or where you play. The four characters in the story face an unexpected change, but only one of them responds well to the appropriate change, and then writes what he has learned on the walls of the corridor. When the reader reads the manuscripts on the wall, he realizes how to overcome his fears and use the change as a way to reach a better position.
The imaginary characters in The Book of Mice and Little People, regardless of gender, age, or nationality, represent the simple and complex parts of our character, and each of us has probably acted like one of the characters in some part of life. Sniff understands change well. Scree takes action quickly. He who is afraid of change because he thinks that change will lead to the deterioration of the situation, resists change and denies it. When he realizes that change can lead to better situations, he learns how to best adapt to change to achieve the desired result. At the moment of change, we each have a common theme: “Finding our way through the tortuous corridors of life and success when change occurs.”

Spencer Johnson in Who Moved My Cheese? (Who Moved My Cheese?) Like his other books, he tells an allegorical story about how he faced a difficult change in his life. He uses the symbolic characters of the story to show the reader how to take the changing situation seriously but not make it difficult for himself. Dr. Johnson’s story Who changed my cheese when he faced a difficult change in his life? Created for himself so that he could overcome Dr. Johnson in that position. When his friends noticed that his life was improving, they asked him why, and Dr. Johnson told him the story of his cheese. In later years, his friends acknowledged that hearing the story of the cheese helped them maintain their spirits even in the most difficult of circumstances and achieve more with their good spirits. It was then that his friend and colleague Blanchard suggested that Dr. Johnson publish his story in a book so that others could use it in their lives. Twenty years after the book’s story was created, who moved my cheese? It was published and in the first two years after its publication, 10 million copies were published. After the book was published, its readers talked about how the book has improved their jobs, businesses, lives and marriages, and the story of the book inspired millions of people around the world to face and overcome the changes in their lives. The book has now been translated into various languages ​​and can be found in all social and educational centers.

In the section “Who moved my cheese?” we read
gathering. City High School. Lunch time

The school bell rang and seven friends hurried from their classrooms to the cafeteria and the table where they always had lunch together. All of them had just heard that there was going to be a big change in their school and they wanted to talk about it.

Chris and Melanie were the first to get there. “What do you think about the changes?” Chris asked. Melanie just shrugged.

Moments later, Peter, Kerry, Anna, Carl, and Josh arrived, asking the same question. A few minutes ago, the school principal announced that there would be a major change in the school curriculum, and that the number of semesters would change due to the crowded school.

“I’m saying these changes are nonsense,” Anna said as she dropped her backpack on the floor. I liked the previous program more. “Why should everything change?”
Peter confirmed his opinion, saying, “You are right. This is really stupid. “Now some of us have to change our teacher.”

“Well what?” Chris asked.

“Just when you get used to something, they change the rules,” Josh grumbled.

“Hey guys, who knows, maybe things will get better,” Chris said. “The school is very crowded and this change may help.”

“I do not care,” said Carl, who missed three lessons a year ago and was re-reading them. “I do not want to change.”

Kerry laughed. “So you are against these changes, even if it makes things better?”

“Nothing can ever be better,” Carl said seriously.
Melanie looked at him from across the table and said, “How can you be so sure? “Have we not even faced this change yet?”

Josh interrupted him, saying, “I’ve changed my life enough to date and I’ve faced it. “I do not want any more change.”

Everyone at the table knew what Josh meant. When he was little, his father left him and Josh could never forget it. He was very worried and upset about the changes that had taken place in his life after that.

“This is what I lacked,” Carl said as he sank into his chair. “With the chance I have, I have to get a unit in the summer.”

Chris laughed and shook his head ….

Spencer Johnson, simple content writer
Spencer Johnson is one of the most popular authors in the world, best known for his books on how to enjoy life, learn the art of living, and the ways that lead to success and success in the workplace and in life. Dr. Johnson is known for being able to articulate very complex issues easily and in simple language, and to provide appropriate and instructive solutions. He is the author of many of the New York Times bestsellers, such as “Who Moved My Cheese?” And the world’s most famous management book, One-Minute Management, co-authored with Ken Blanchard.

Johnson was born in South Dakota in 1938 and died in 2017 at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer. Spencer’s father was an architect and his mother a teacher, and he spent his childhood in Los Angeles. Johnson also received his medical degree from Royal University of South Carolina and received his medical degree from Harvard after receiving his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina.

In addition to writing, Spencer has other important honors. He has a history of working as a communications manager at Medtronic. He has been a consultant to the Center for Human Studies and has been the Dean of the School of Management at Harvard University.

The main framework of the book Who moved my cheese? (Who Moved My Cheese) is based on criticizing people who go hand in hand in the face of problems and unfortunate events and do not seek new conditions.
The story is that the book advises you to take immediate action and change the situation if you see that your business, living conditions or anything is not as usual, like two mindless mice.

Book Recommendation Who moved my cheese? It’s up to you to change the situation immediately if you find a lot of cheese somewhere every day and there is no news of cheese today. Mice do not dig, they do not grieve, and they do not wait for the usual patterns. But if they found cheese in a corner every day and there was no news of cheese there today, they would quickly look for another cheese in another corner.

In part of the book, who moved my cheese? we read:
The labyrinth consisted of winding corridors and halls, some of which had delicious cheese, but in the dark corners, there were dead-end corridors that had nowhere to go. It was easy to get lost in the maze; However, for those who found their way, the labyrinth had secrets that allowed them to enjoy life better. Sniff and Oscar used a simple trial and error method to find the cheese. They ran to one corridor, and if they saw it empty, they would go back and run to another corridor. They remembered the corridors where there was no cheese and hurried to the other side.

“Who moved my cheese?”
In an era of old friends, after everyone talked about their lives during the years they had not seen each other, they all came to an interesting conclusion: they realized that although their lives were different, they all experienced the same feelings.

It was a matter of “change”; And better yet, “fear of change.” All of them have been collectively afraid of change all these years. They were always concerned with new situations and preferred to continue the same old work. But one person said he had heard a story some time ago that he saw as completely different from “change.” Now, as in the past, change did not cause him to lose his job, and on the contrary, he became flexible. This is where the story begins in his language for his friends and readers of this book.

Mice had a different view of life than little humans. They used their simple brains and trial and error to reach the pieces of cheese. One by one, they searched for holes every day. The same holes of yesterday and new holes. It seems that they did not learn much from yesterday and behaved like yesterday.

But people used their intelligence. They were looking for repetitive patterns. They marked parts and came up with new ways to find cheese every day with different motivations.

A big cheese!
One day, on this part of the road, he placed two large pieces of cheese, one for mice and one for humans. It is not clear who put this cheese there, but what is known is that there are two large pieces of cheese there! The cheese that was there the next day and the next day and the days after. Finally, mice and humans find these large cheeses, and it’s time to see their reactions in this story.

People in “Who Moved My Cheese”

The little ones got used to the situation. Their minds found a pattern, “This cheese will be here every day.” They moved their house near the cheese and no longer woke up in the early morning to look for the cheese. At night, they slept with garlic on their backs nearby, and in short, everything was to their liking.

Mice in “Who Moved My Cheese”
The mice in the story did not think much, did not become very dependent, and always made their way to this hole and that hole on the way to reach this big cheese. They continued to leave the house early in the morning, and it seemed that the discovery of this large cheese did not change their lives. They are happy, but they are not dependent.

Cheese in “Who Moved My Cheese”

Cheese means the same thing to everyone. For one, a reasonable income in a good home is with the family, for another, getting rich, and for another, high education and high knowledge.

Cheese is what our heart desires and needs. It’s what makes us move and we need it to survive.

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