Written as a parable about four characters navigating through a maze to look for cheese, this book stands the test of time as a metaphor for what you want in life, such as a good job, money, success, relationships and health. The story focuses on how each of the characters deals with unexpected change. The maze represents the physical environment where you spend your time looking for what you want. The core message is that things constantly change, so we must adapt. The quicker we anticipate, monitor and adapt to change by learning something new or acting differently, the sooner we can let go of old cheese and find new cheese.

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