How the words we use affect the way we think | Mary Page Wilson-Lyons | TEDxBirminghamSalon

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  • Dave_LDave_L Posts: 2,345
    edited February 2018

    Thanks BK, very interesting. I relate to this in different ways. Having been in sales, one technique that bothered me was product association. That is where a person sells one product on the merits of another. I can see the same technique in the video where they contrast disadvantage with a virtue that they presume will fix it.

    I can also relate to how our words create good or bad trains of thought. As James says, the tongue is like a ship's rudder. And we can steer ourselves and others according to what we say and how we say it. As a supervisor, I noticed one negative person would plummet the morale of the entire group within hours. One time we lost two negative persons and production increased by a third! Without doing anything!

    And so on.....

  • C McC Mc Posts: 3,625

    @Mitchell said:

    “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.” Prov. 23:7

    The reverse the OP is also true: What we think manifest themselves in words. Then of course, what we hear ourselves say, re-enforces what we think. Especially, if affirmed by another or others, we continue with our thoughts. Is it sickness, conditioning, or a way of life to survive? CM

    PS. I will take a 2nd look later.

  • MitchellMitchell Posts: 585

    I would like to thank you both Dave L and CM for your feedback!

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