Expanding your worldview…. by checking out people from the library

I heard about the link below indirectly through Metacool blog which referred me to Bruce Nussbaum’s blog (at BusinessWeek Online):

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/08/25/wdutch25.xml

The article proposes an interesting idea… “borrowing” people from the library for 45 minutes to learn more about them.

“A public library in Holland has been swamped with queries after unveiling plans
to “lend out” living people, including homosexuals, drug addicts, asylum
seekers, gipsies and the physically handicapped.”

How often do you interact with any of these types of people in your life? How about other types of people? The blind? The elderly? Kids? Priests? Marketing Managers? Bloggers? The list could go on and on.

But what would you find out? Perhaps you would learn about some of the unique challenges associated with the personal choices or circumstances but I would expect that you would also learn that these people are alot like you. Surprisingly like you.

How would you give this idea a try in your life? Leave a comment and let us know.

Write on!

Dave Wheeler
Founder, www.NoteWordy.com

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