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Thru February

Until Feb 25, 2020

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

Fri

Thru September

Until Sept. 18, 2020

Fridays For Future Wilmington, OH, for Climate Survival

Every Friday thru September 18, 2020. Odd dates @ city building. Even dates @ court house. More Details

Our Blog

The Ideal Caring Citizen Thought Leader

The Ideal Caring Citizen Thought Leader

Reframing IS social change. Building an empathy surplus in YOUR world begins with you changing your language. The Four Empathic Activities of a Caring Citizen Leader all start with the letter “I.”  I INWARDLY digest and use the work of George Lakoff to frame caring...

Twenty-Eight Linguistic Guidelines Effective Caring Citizens Use

Twenty-Eight Linguistic Guidelines Effective Caring Citizens Use

Linguistic Guidelines From Don’t Think of an Elephant 1. Progressive values are the best of American values we share with nations around the world. Stand up for your values with dignity and strength. You are a true patriot because of your values. 2. Remember that...

Our Patriotic Progressive Values

Our Patriotic Progressive Values

Effective caring citizens use five sets of three values repeatedly in their conversations, their letters to the editor, in their blog posts, etc. Why? Because there are two very important cognitive and linguistic tools Dr. Lakoff encourages: (1) Say what you want...

Four Really Important Peace-making Guidelines

Four Really Important Peace-making Guidelines

Linguistic Guidelines From Don’t Think of an Elephant Our sometime advisor, George Lakoff, laid out in both editions of Don't Think of an Elephant, linguistic guidelines that members of a Caring Citizens' Congress strive to use everyday. The guidelines focus on...

Recite the Caring Citizen Declaration Every Day

Recite the Caring Citizen Declaration Every Day

Caring citizens have a high calling recognized in our Declaration of Independence and the words of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Freedom over slavery and well-being over corporate servitude are the order of the day.  Our crisis is not in...

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George Lakoff's Resources

The basic idea is this: It is free and open to all. We 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.  The process is bottom up.

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