MORE HAPPY LANDINGS

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Liz/Moascar (May’15) sent these words about our 2015 Self-Discovery Game from Kokology 2, More of the Game of Self Discovery by Japanese psychologists, Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito. “Here is my answer to the game’s question! (I’ve included a photo which conveys my mental image of the scene fairly well.)

While the photo is of neither, I have also seen some spectacular displays of wild-flowers in Texas (bluebonnet and Indian paint-brush) and Yosemite National Park. 

I cannot imagine a scenario in which I would voluntarily step out of a perfectly good airplane. However, in an alternative universe if I were to jump, I would want to land in that beautiful field of wildflowers.

Preferably, they would be brightly-colored tropical flowers and steam would be rising from a glistening river of warm water which meanders through the lush meadow. As I descend, I can enjoy the beautiful view and land in the fragrant embrace of Mother Nature. Should I overshoot the pasture, my landing will be cushioned by the just-deep-enough-river.

I am mostly choice one. About this choice Kokology 2 authors say, You are the eternal optimist. You can probably smell the flowers from eight thousand feet and were pleased to note that the grass was growing especially thick to cushion your fall. At this altitude, life is beautiful; just don’t get so engrossed in the view that you forget to tuck and roll.”

Liz continues, “I would agree with the Kokology analysis. I do tend to err on the side of optimism.

Of course, I do also see a river and consider it an alternative landing spot, so maybe I also have a touch of choice four, ‘A flowing river.’”

Authors say this about the river: “… A flowing river. “You are neither pessimist not optimist, but take things as they come and deal with problems as they arise. You recognize that no one knows enough about the future to 

decide whether it will be “good” or “bad,” and besides, you’ve got enough things to concern yourself with right here in the present. …”

Liz adds, “That’s a more realistic view of things and I like that one, too.”

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