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Landmark Forum advocates to look at problems from a different angle

Most of you would have read ‘The Merchant of Venice”. The story says that the moneylenders, irrespective of the place where they belong to, have the habit of squeezing the last drop of blood from their debtors. Being poor and indebted is a crime according to many. However, one can tackle the toughest of situations with a great deal of tact. This is what Landmark Forum explains to people when they enroll for their courses. Let us look at a simple way of tackling the toughest of situations in life.

The reason why we brought up The Merchant of Venice analogy is because this story is also based somewhere in Italy. This is a similar situation where a businessman was unable to repay the amount he had borrower from a sly moneylender from an Italian province. He expressed his inability to pay stating that he suffered a loss and thus, asked for an extension.

The moneylender was unwilling to give the extension and insisted on immediate repayment. Hearing the commotion, the young daughter of the businessman came out of the room. She was a beautiful damsel. Immediately, the moneylender had wicked plans. He offered an alternative.

He started to lay the trap. He offered to place one black and one white pebble in his bag. The daughter has to pick up the white pebble to free her father of all his debts. In case, she picked the black pebble, she would have to marry the moneylender. This option also allowed the business man to walk out free from his debts. In a way, both the options ensured that the business man would not have to pay anything, but he was putting his daughter’s future at stake.

They offered to carry out the challenge in front of the sheriff. The man did not have any option but to agree. The moneylender was a crooked fellow. He slipped two black pebbles in his bag so that the poor girl should not get a chance. The daughter saw this happening. However, she had to counter the threat. She had three options before her.

One was to expose the moneylender before the sheriff. The second was to refuse to pick up the challenge thereby risking sending her father to jail. The third was to swallow the bitter pill and take up the challenge and face the inevitable.

She had a plan up her sleeve. She put her hands inside the moneylender’s bag and pretended to tremble while taking out the pebble thereby dropping it intentionally. Now, the money lender was infuriated. However, the girl was calm. She apologized to the sheriff for her mistake, but suggested that they can very well check the color of the pebble in his bag. This will determine the color that she had picked. Now, the moneylender was cornered. He had to let go of his debt and freed the man and his daughter.

The lesson you learn from this story is that every problem has a solution when you look at it differently. This is the subject of many a Landmark Forum review.


The Landmark Forum has courses for all ages

1769.jpgWhat is the right age to learn about personality development? In fact it is better if you start as early as possible in life. This is because your mind tends to absorb more when it is young. You do not get to learn these aspects of life in your university level education. You have to learn human relations by experiencing situations in real life. There are organizations like the Landmark Forum to help you out.

What can the forum do? Landmark Forum conducts specialized personality development courses in all the major countries of the world. The Forum conducts various courses at various levels and for different age groups as well. You have a special Forum course for school children. Naturally, the problems that school children face will be different from what adults face. Similarly, there are specific problems for teenagers. The teenagers have issues of the own. They usually consist of one sided love affairs, drugs abuse and alcohol abuse.

The young corporate professional is also a very favored candidate for the Landmark Forum. He is the in fact the right person to attend these courses. He faces the music in his office as he is sandwiched between his domineering bosses and the rebellious subordinates. It is very tough for him to handle both these extreme situations in life. He has to develop special man-management skills to handle these diverse situations. The Forum teaches him to develop an open mind. It believes that the normal human mind is full of prejudices and pre conceived notions. These pre conceived notions make it difficult for him to accept the right solution.

By developing an open mind, the young professional learns to absorb the various nuances of life. He learns to look at problems from different angles thereby improving the chances of finding the right solution to the issues.

The Landmark Forum aims to remove the fear of the unknown from the minds of the participants. This fear is the main inhibiting feature in any individual from being able to express himself in the best manner possible. The Forum encourages the participants to speak out in public by airing their grievances. In doing so, you spell out your problems. When you do so, there are chances that you might find a small link that could lead you to the right solution. Secondly, you discuss these problems in public with absolute strangers. This gives you the courage to interact with people who you do not know. These people might have experienced the same problems in their lives. They might have found out a way to solve them as well. Hence, they are in the right place to help you out of the mess that you are in at present.

The program coordinator is an experienced guy who keeps on listening to all that you say. He interrupts you in between to clarify certain doubts. You invariably find that these doubts are in fact links to solve your problem. You can just add up the links and find the solution on your own.

Important aspects covered in the Landmark Forum

While reading a Landmark Forum Review, there are many questions that come to your mind. Some people believe that the forum helps to improve relationships; some believe that it is useful for personal and professional development; some others believe that this forum is great for improving interpersonal skills. What does the forum actually cover as part of its schedule during its duration of three days and an evening of four hours? Read on to know more about this. Our thoughts and how our past rules us

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During the first day of the forum, the leader gives us an overview and prepares us for what lies ahead. He tells us as bluntly as possible as to how we think we are very open-minded and practical but we are not like that in real life. This is where we get introduced to the term, “already always listening”. The leader teaches us that the way we react to a certain situation is ruled by filters that are set by us based on our past experiences. We are introduced to the new meaning of contexts and possibilities and we are able to think and act in a way that we would have never imagined before. Further, the leader tells us how we always tend to confuse between what actually happened and the stories of what happened. By the end of the first day, we get to confess about our rackets (mistakes) and call up people whom we have hurt and apologise to them for dumping our rackets on them.

Self-realisation is the key

During the second day, we get to realise about our actual personality traits and unlearn the myths that we had formed around ourselves. We learn that we are the only ones who are responsible for our actions. We are educated about the reality of our lives and encouraged to let go of our inhibitions and express our thoughts freely. The forum leader keeps reiterating that he doesn’t teach you anything new; he only brings certain contexts from the background to the foreground so that you understand them better and appreciate them in a way that you have to. We learn to come free of our fears so that we rediscover our passions and pursue them in the right way.

Understanding change and transformation

During the third day, the forum leader helps us to understand the major differences between change and transformation. When we understand that change has something to do with the past whereas transformation has something to do with creativity and our future, we realise a sudden shift in us and we realise the true value of the Landmark Forum. Through this refined learning that has opened up new possibilities, we tend to think beyond levels that seemed possible and redefine our overall identity. The leader also emphasises to us about the freedom of choice and how important it is to be able to choose. When we are given this power, we act more responsibly. We get to realise the importance of language and communication and the art of listening as well, in this forum.