You cannot have your cheese and eat it too!

“Who moved my Cheese” Spencer Johnson, M.D., G.P. Putnam’s Sons Updated edition Some 17 years ago, I wrote a review of then a newly minted book titled “Who Moved My Cheese?” My book review was published by the Inquirer, on July 23, 2000 to be exact. The author, Dr. Spencer Johnson, passed away recently, and this revisiting of his masterpiece should serve as a tribute to him, who created this simple, heartwarming modern-day parable for us 21st century creatures. I wrote then—and I haven’t changed my mind—that the book, “Who Moved My Cheese?” is a charming modern day fable that portrays the silliness and foibles of little men—aptly called “Hem” and “Haw”—and shows us how we can learn a lesson or two from a tandem of mice named “Sniff” and “Scurry”—who, for their own good—are saved by their acts of “sniffing” and “scurrying.” The gist of the story says that, one day, the two little men and the two mice wake up to discover that their giant cheese—that has been their food and reason for existence—is no longer there. To the little men—Hem and Haw—the cheese suddenly disappears. To the two mice, the cheese is no longer around because, […]

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