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I'm Walking Down Another Street - Are You?

Updated: Jun 17

May I urge you to read the wisdom of Portia Nelson, she really is a triumph.





AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN FIVE CHAPTERS by Portia Nelson


Chap 1

I walk down the street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in.

I am lost ... I am hopeless.

It isn't my fault.

It takes forever to find a way out.


Chap 2

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don't see it.

I fall in again.

I can't believe I'm in the same place. But it isn't my fault.

It still takes a long time to get out.


Chap 3

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it is there.

I still fall in ... it’s a habit.

My eyes are open.

I know where I am.

It is my fault.

I get out immediately.


Chap 4

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.


Chap 5

I walk down another street.


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