Linear Thinking LO23391

Brian Gordon (
Thu, 25 Nov 1999 08:54:54 -0700

Replying to LO23375 --

Richard and Robert,

>From your posts on this topic, I sense that you value advocacy. For

>I would distinguish between
> - "No, that's wrong!" ..and..
> - "No, that's wrong, here's what right, and here's why."

How about asking the person espousing a view WHY they hold that view?

>>To end: If young person came to me and told me they were smoking, yes, I
>>would try to dissuade them, and if they believed it was harmless, I would
>>say: NO, you are wrong, and here's why.

Again, how about asking the person WHY they believe somking to be
harmless? Is this not what psychologists do? Has any parent ever
overcome a young person's beliefs by weight of data? Or is this more
likely to engender resistance?

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