In my first children book “Where is the green button?” there is an apple planet where a little girl lives. She is scared of a monster that supposed to live inside of the apple planet. She has never seen it but being scared of it has a long tradition in her family. Even the great great great grandma was telling the scary story about the monster inside of the planet.
Another apple monster
In my first children book “Where is the green button?” there is an apple planet where a little worm lives, specifically inside of the apple planet. It is scared of a monster that supposed to live on the apple planet. It has never seen it but being scared of it has a long tradition in his family. Even the great great great grandpa was telling the scary story about the monster on the planet.
A strong story doesn’t need a proof?
Both stories were so strong that nobody has ever bothered to check or to see the monster inside or outside of the planet. Everybody was busy with being scared. Going beyond the horizon of what the agreed knowledge and believes were, was not an option, was not a desire.
…until the little girl did it. And she was very much surprised by what she has found out… you can find out yourself by reading the book (https://lesen.amazon.de/kp/embed?asin=B016TTJ7SQ&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_CH4VVPPN7WKWY4F22A53 ) or just the one story in the separate blog on this website: https://www.ideasinside.org/post/where-is-the-green-button
Protecting stories and believes
Protecting things that we consider valuable is natural. We want to avoid losses. We have therefore developed many methods to prevent that from happening. In professional life, these are: precise planning, controls and rigid budgets, guidelines, traditions and believes. But also: titles and hierarchies. These are our fences.
All of this helps us to feel safe in a presumably comfortable and predictable world. Only, it doesn't work that way. We pay a price to keep the unexpected at bay. We miss new trends, we miss opportunities or we block changes that would bring us forward. Often we don't even know what we're missing out on by staying in the comfort zone. We don’t have a clue what's behind the fences that we have put up.
Those who want to look beyond the obvious, beyond their own fence, build ladders, to see the horizon.
A FENCE PROVIDES 80 PERCENT OF A LADDER. WHY DON’T YOU CONTRIBUTE THE REMAINING 20 PERCENT BY PUTTING IT UP?