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Framing the Dicussion

It occurs to me, a part of the problem we’re having lately is in how we frame discussions. People get tired of being told they have to watch this or have to read that. Particularly when they’re told that it’s a formative thing and what the hell is wrong with them that they haven’t read/watched that yet? I still haven’t read Catcher in the Rye, but I’ve managed to get along.

I think the problem is that most of us end up saying something like “OMG! You MUST watch/read this to be considered a person.” but really we mean “If you want to have an informed discussion about this, it’s helpful to have at least consumed these things.”

I think we need to work harder to make sure we’re conveying the second message there.

September 12, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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