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Let’s Discuss Don’t Think of an Elephant
Every Tuesday thru February 25, 2020. We started this discussion September 17, 2019, via Empathy Surplus Project Workplace video chat. Feel free to jump in and join us. More Details
(The National Science Foundation) developed a simple question to determine one’s core values and most likely political morality: “When your baby cries at night, do you pick him up?”
Lakoff writes, “Rationalism is a problem because many people still believe that its espoused principles are true. Many folks who are active in politics got their degrees in political science and law,” where flawed Enlightenment reason theory is taught.
Lakoff warns that too many progressives do not understand this cognitive mechanism or take it seriously.
To emphasize, progressives must build that “more perfect Union” more effectively than conservatives tear it down.
2-minute trailer of Tomorrowland. Do you feed your nurturant wolf? This week on my morning treadmill, I fed my nurturant wolf by watching Walt Disney’s 2015 movie Tomorrowland. In it, Britt Robertson plays Casey, who seeks to save humanity's future by constantly...
Empathy, the soul of democracy, barely won the 2020 presidential elections. And caring citizens breathe easier. Meanwhile, in my county/state, Clinton/Ohio, empathy LOST. Empathy lost by 60% in my county and 8 % in my state. America has elected her 1st black woman in...
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The basic idea is this: Dr. Lakoff's resources are free and open to all. He will provide framing suggestions regularly over social media, and whoever receives them can decide how to use them, and whether to share them or retweet them. Dr. Lakoff's process is bottom-up.
Dr. Lakoff also offers this framing service to activist organizations, media folks, and elected officials and their staff.
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