“The only permanent rule in Calvinball is that you can’t play the same way twice!”

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Week 3.

This week we began by talking some more about empathy. We touched on how misunderstanding somebody’s true needs and motivations might lead to a badly prescribed solution using the case of the ‘dancing girl’ as an example.

A clear underlying message that again came through from Corrine this week was the importance of having fun. We should not just sit at desks speculating; we should get up an “do”. By actively ‘doing’ we can rapidly test a range of alternative ideas and new approaches – and it’s a lot more fun!

Having had a marathon of lectures from 9am last Friday to 6pm on Sunday last night, and then back to work today with caffeine as my Ritalin, I have to remember the importance of having fun and the needs of those around me.

This little cartoon below sums everything up for me pretty well. I love Calvin and Hobbes and this moves me deeply on many different levels.

Courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele

If this makes you too sad, there is a happy ending: Snap out of it!

Many more upbeat Calvin and Hobbes cartoons can be found here: Calvin & Hobbes

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