Thursday, January 18, 2007

You Can't Fix Stupid

I just returned from a noon hour seminar on humour in the workplace. Humour, as the speaker defined it, is "looking at something in a different way". She used pictures such as this one to illustrate her point. Every situation, just like this picture, can be seen in more than one way. If we can look at a situation differently, we might see the humour in it and thereby decrease our stress level as we attempt to deal with it. After all, we can only change how we react, we can't change other people.

Of course, I also liked her suggestion of imagining other people giving you grief, as vegetables - it takes all the power they have over you away.

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