Looking at things differently.
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,
it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
Azanmig huh? And I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
I found this in someone’s profile online, and loved it! How many times did you have to read and re-read the first lin
e? Â Total gibberish, I was sure. Â But, slowly, after a couple of tries, it all started to make sense. Â Words came out of the mess, bringing understanding and a change of perspective. Â It makes me wonder, how long could you comfortably read something written that way? Â A paragraph? Â A page? Ten pages? A novella? War and Peace?
We all get challenged in our lives. Â Challenged to do things we haven’t done before, go places we’ve never gone before, and interact with people we’ve never met before. Â For me, that happened at camp. Â As a kid, I was awkward and uncomfortable in most social settings. Â I wasn’t very athletic, and certainly not charismatic. Â Camp pushed me and molded me and gave me people to learn from. Â After a week of camp, I saw things differently. Â And I went back for more. Â Now, I work at camp full-time.
So. Â How long could you read something written differently?
Trhee was an Old Man wtih a braed,
Who siad, ‘It is jsut as I faeerd!
Two Olws and a Hen,
Fuor Lkras and a Wern,
Hvae all bliut tiehr nstes in my berad!