30 cows, 28 chicken.

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

Wayne Dyer

30 cows, 28 chicken. How many didn’t? The answer is 10.

The answer doesn’t make sense does it? Or… maybe it does. Maybe if you look at it a different way. Maybe if your perspective alters just a little it will change how you read the question. Read it again. Look at it again. Try and see it from another point of view.

We all get stuck in our ways. Our opinions. We read things that support our opinion and call it research. We find news articles or documentaries or (insert eye roll here) social media rants to support that opinion. And then we tell other people that don’t have that same opinion that they are wrong. Because their opinion does not support what you have set out to find. What you believe is your truth. Even though they have done that same truth searching. That same ‘fact checking’ only from a different perspective.

They read the joke differently than you did.

30 cows, 20 ate chicken. How many didn’t? The answer is 10. (I know, it’s a stupid joke but maybe it gets the point across)

We all read things differently. We put emphasis on words or change their meaning (or spelling) to hear what we want to hear. We all do it. It’s our nature. And that’s okay. It’s not bad, it’s just your interpretation of what is happening around you. And now you see how easy it is to instigate confusion or misdirection with one simple word. My real point is that you don’t get to judge someone else for their interpretation. You are not Judge Judy.

So read your sentence however you want to. That’s your choice. If your note happy, rewrite your own sentence. Leave everyone else’s alone. Life’s too short to criticize anyone else’s reading skills.

It’s also to short for stupid jokes so my sincerest apologies.

P.S. Thanks for the stupid joke Les.


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