You just found the perfect swing, and then someone put it too close to the tree situation
The not quite right comfort zones
Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
“How are you?”
“I’m o.k… Not great, but o.k.”
It is an answer I often hear. The job is so-so, life is so-so… We’re still in the boat, but not quite happy.
I wondered if it is a bit like being on a swing, that is too close to the tree. We thought it would be as we planned, but now we just hang on there…
Keywords: balance, expectations, needs, comfortzone, frustration, disappointment, midlife crises, tree swing, psychology
About Museum of Psychology – Visualizing psychology
We understand reality at least through a combination of metaphors, images, stories and experiences. But also through our dreams, understandings, feelings, music, walk of life, directions, expectations, relations… and even more dimensions.
Much of this have in common that we can somehow sketch up maps and drawings of these places, trails and situations. Here on Museum of Psychology I (Frits Ahlefeldt) am drawing up a slowly growing map of our many landscapes of understanding.