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God Dome It! Unlearn!

Posted in Arts, Catholic Church, Change, Creativity, Design, History, Illusion, Imagination, Innovation, Metaphor, New Cards, Opposite May Also be True, Perspective, Problems into Opportunities, The Way We See the Problem, Way We See the Problem

Ignazio The Saint Ignatius church in Rome was originally designed to include a cupola. For financial reasons, the feature was never built.

In moment, sparked by Divine intervention perhaps, Church officials hired Andrea Pozzo to paint a fake dome on the ceiling over the altar. Today, more than 300 years later, many visitors are shocked to find out the spectacular cupola above them is not real but an illusion.

Sometimes all it takes to unlearn a problem is the willingness to embrace a new perspective.

Interested in some other examples of turning problems into opportunities? Check out these older posts by self-described "Chief Unlearning Officer" Jack Uldrich:

Put One Foot in Back of the Other

The Opposite May Also Be True


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