April 27, 2020

Things are not what they seem

Terrapin on hippo

Have a look at the picture.

What is it?

No prizes for guessing, but it took me a little while to figure it out.

It reminded me that we often can’t see the whole picture, yet our minds try and fill in the gaps and make meaning of what we can see. Strangely, we often fill the gaps with what we would rather not see. Do you do that?

Despite so much information about COVID-19, we cannot see the whole picture. And what we do see is muddied by click-bait headlines, guesses and assumptions touted as facts, and self-serving, dare I say it, fake news.

Like the terrapin in the picture, when we look out, we see muddy water, but like the terrapin, we know we can swim, so things are not as bad as they might seem.

Stay safe and well.

My best wishes, Paul

Paul Matthews

CEO and Founder of People Alchemy

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