Daring greatly

We miss the chances we don’t take…

The sword in the stone metaphor

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

The story of the the daring youngster that dare try pull a legendary sword out of a stone and head on to great thing is at least as old as the legend of King Arthur and the Excalibur sword.

But maybe if he’d been doubting, and wondering if it would be too embarrassing if he failed, he might just had passed the chance…

Drawing of hikers approaching sword in stone. Arthur style. excalibur
Daring involves both a chance of success… and the risk of failing

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About Museum of Psychology – Visualizing psychology
We understand reality at least through a combination of impressions, metaphors, images, stories and experiences. But also through our dreams, understandings, feelings, music, walk of life, directions, expectations, relations… and much more.

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.

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