rene van hulst


This article was written on 29 Dec 2014, and is filled under Actual, Thoughts.

Laughing at change

Laughing people more easily accept change!

Watching John Cleese telling anecdotes is fun to say the least. But within this he said something that truly triggered me. He retold an anecdote from his interview with the Dalai Lama. Cleese once asked him why the Tibetan Boeddhist always giggle, as if they see the world around them as one big joke. And the Dalai Lama said to him, very seriously, laughter is very helpful because when people laugh it is easier for them to admit new ideas to their minds…. Now hold your horses, is this why we in the western world have all our resistance to change?! And if so, how to bring laughter into this?! We always approach it from the serious side, the side of our rational thinking, the spreadsheet of data determining that again we as an organisation don’t perform well (enough), need to address and to adapt by sending hundreds of employees home…. What if we could do it the Tibetan Boeddhist way. Laugh at change because when we laugh new ideas will come! Wow! Let’s give it a shot! Whatever happens, the world will become much brighter!

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