Category Archives: Perception & Reality

Reality Check: Are you the only one?

Have you ever done something that you regret? Or avoided doing something that you now regret not doing? I have a feeling that most of us can answer yes to one or both of those questions. Now, ask yourself: Do … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Important! Read This Immediately!

The envelope looked like something from the government. It was that familiar brown kraft paper that we associate with official mailings. It even had a maple leaf logo printed on it that looked like a flag. The printing on the … Continue reading

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Reality Check: What We Measure

Some things we can influence; many others we can’t. It can be surprisingly difficult to accurately identify where we have influence and where there is simply nothing we can do. If you’ve been reading these columns regularly, then you know … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The Tension Between Safety and Freedom

People do the strangest things, don’t they? Sometimes you shake your head in disbelief. Yet for any of us, I suspect that there are times when an observer would think our own actions quite irrational. An observer can only see … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The Upsides and Downsides of Filters

Even inanimate objects are not immune to the changes of time. My reminder of that came recently when I tried to listen to an old speech recorded on VHS tape. Magnetic tapes deteriorate even when not used. Those words from … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The Things People Say

Everybody’s heard about Treena’s embarrassing situation. At least, that’s her perception. Her boss, neighbours, relatives, friends, and acquaintances know that she did something bad and was caught. It was even in the paper, ensuring that every single person knows it. … Continue reading

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Reality Check: That Which Strikes Fear

Did you hear the story about the person who called police on a vacuum cleaner that was trapped in the bathroom? Apparently, the resident could see shadows under the bathroom door. There was obviously something amiss; no one was supposed … Continue reading

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Reality Check: It wasn’t what I expected

The other day, I was giving a presentation in an unfamiliar room using an unfamiliar computer. For some reason, my presentation wasn’t working quite right. While it looked more or less the way it should, the system wasn’t responding as … Continue reading

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Reality Check: I Heard a Story

I heard a story recently. Here’s how it goes: “When mom was admitted to the hospital, the nurse asked me to come in and show them how I handle mom’s feeding tube.” What was your first reaction to that statement? … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Tell Yourself a Story

Are you a storyteller? Do you like to tell a tale to a group? Do you enjoy entertaining your friends with anecdotes or creating stories for your grandkids? If you don’t, you may not think of yourself as a storyteller. … Continue reading

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