Referring to flat pickups, I perceive a lot of statements and many points of views at CBN. Talking about points of views, I would like to share mine.
At midlife, I am studying for being an OT; we do a lot of role play and practices with everyday tasks such as cooking. I want to explain my perception in a story about the housewife Eleanor who is baking cakes. For the avoidance of doubts, I am serious about my ongoing profession and the people around me, whether present or in an virtual environment.
"People know cakes since ages. Eleanor likes baking and at some point in Feb 2011 she thought: Why not making a flat cake? She made one the very next day. As simple as that! Other housewives tried the cake and said that in addition to being flat, it would be tasty too! By the time, many more cakes were ordered. Eleanor founded a small bakery.
One day, another colleague of her asked her the recipe. "Should I tell mine or leave it up to her to find her own?" Eleanor proposed a deal: A small royalty for a certain period of time. In change she would tell her own recipe. More than that, Eleanor referred to the other to serve the demand for cakes in her environment.
As more housewives wanted Eleanor's recipe, her policy was: "If you you want to bake, do it. If you want to bake them cakes like I do, please mention where you got the idea from." Some were spreading the principle of flat cakes and Eleanor thought everything would be fine.
Wrong. Eleanor found out that other housewives were pretending that making flat cakes would be taboo. A secret which she wants to hide, what a bad person Eleanor was! Strangely enough, some of them had started to make flat cakes - and still pretended there was a secret in doing so.
Eleanor was sad. There had never been a secret nor a taboo. Until she realized that in their stories, everybody wants to be the good person. And since there is no good or bad, the only difference is the point of view. From there, Eleanor tried to keep out of other persons' stories and focused on making cakes for people who like them."
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