#05 DFQ

Douglas Adams, creator of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:

Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, “This is an interesting world I find myself in–an interesting hole I find myself in–fits me rather neatly, doesn’t it? In fact, it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!” This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it’s still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything’s going alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise. I think this may be something we need to be on the watch out for.

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What do you think we need to be on the watch out for?

1,549 thoughts on “#05 DFQ

  1. Comfort zones, we need to watch out for these! Apparently a lot of our success in achieved at the end of our comfort zones.

  2. From the day I was born I begin the dying process. Sitting down on my arse waiting for something to come along is wasting the time left to achieve greatness. When it’s gone it’s gone. Time to be fully alive and get out of the comfort zone. Time to create a great meme!

  3. It may seem to you that everything is alright.But it is very important for you to reflect on the situation and changes around you every now and then, not only to be a leader in the change but also understand the actions for survival.

  4. we need to realize that a view we hold now and which may work now, may not be appropriate as conditions change. There is a problem when the current position is held past the time when that view was made obsolete. That is what we have to watch out for.

  5. To be successful we need to recognise the gaps in our community and be trained in the skills we can offer. To be swallowed up in our owns elf-image would be a just reward for such a selfish attitude, and would certainly not “make friends and influence people”. We cannot succeed in an insular bubble. We need to beware of complacency.

  6. I think we need to watch out for normalcy bias. We see and experience what we expect. We sometimes can be blinded to and caught off guard by what we don’t expect, it is outside our comprehension or our realm of possibility. Even when consciously trying to make changes our subconscious has automatic programs that are always running that interfere with what we are trying to accomplish.
    Question everything!

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