In a Moroccan town square at night, a man is searching for something under a lamp post. He searches the whole night and cannot seem to find what he’s looking for.
Another man who was sitting in a café observing him, crosses over the square and approaches him, asking:
- What are you looking for, my friend? This has gone on for many hours.
The man looks up and says:
- Yes I know. I lost the key to my house and can’t seem to find it.
The other man says:
- Why do you think it’s under the light?
We seem very much geared to look for solutions where we think they would obviously be. Inside our comfort zones. If we keep looking in that place, we won’t find anything, anymore.
Call off the search or enter the square.
Eyes will adjust.
©2012 Soren Dreier