Sunday, January 18, 2009
Probably my most faithful reader, Kathi, brought up this point. Kathi scuba dives and she goes to many different countries. Her method of spreading the word about reef destruction, sea pollution and climate change is to take a bag with her on her dives. She fills this bag with some of the garbage she finds. Back on shore, she subtly starts talking with the natives who live there getting her points across regarding recycling.
And that's the trick, of course. Not much gets changed when people are preached at; however, when people are talked with (not at, not around, not down to) ideas can be planted. These ideas stand a better chance of growing because they were planted with kindness into what is now a receptive mind.
You really do catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. I can see Kathi now - talking honey while holding onto a stinking bag of garbage. It's an image I'll not easily get out of my mind.
Conservation looks good on ya, K!
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