KOKOLOGY 101: THE BLUE BIRD

One day a blue bird suddenly flies through a window into your room and is trapped. Something about this lost bird attracts you, and you decide to keep it. But to your surprise, the next day the bird has changed color from blue to yellow! This very special bird changes color again overnight – on the morning of the third day it is bright red, and on the fourth it turns completely black. What color is the bird when you wake up on the fifth day?

1. the bird doesn’t change color; it stays black
2. the bird turns back to its original blue
3. the bird turns white
4. the bird turns gold

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Answer key:

The bird that flew into your room seemed like a symbol of good fortune, but suddenly it changed color, making you worry that happiness would not last. Your reaction to this situation shows how you respond to difficulties and uncertainty in real life.

1. Those who said the bird turns black are pessimists. You believe that once a situation goes bad, it never really returns to normal. Maybe you need to try rethinking, If this is as bad as it gets, it can’t get any worse. Remember, there is no rain that doesn’t end, and no night so dark that there’s no dawn the next day.

2. Those who said the bird turns back to blue are practical optimists. You believe that life is a good mix of good and bad and that it doesn’t pay to fight against that reality. You accept adversity without being swept away.

3. Those who said the bird turns white are cool and decisive under pressure. You don’t waste time on fretting and indecision. If a situation gets too bad, you feel it’s better to cut your losses and look for another route to your goal rather than getting bogged down in needless grief. This proactive approach means that things seem to just naturally go your way.

4. Those who said the bird turns gold are fearless. You don’t know the meaning of pressure. To you, every crisis is an opportunity. You might be compared to Napoleon, who said, “…impossible: the word is not in French.” But be careful not to let your boundless confidence get the best of you. It’s a very fine line between fearless and foolhardy.

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