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A Naked Week – 16
Naked Leader Week – 16 – 4 August, 2003
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Eh…yes…people have been writing to me for some time on this one, and we now have two alternative domain names:
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Both take you to the home site, without having to use the naked word. As one person wrote, “of course naked is not a rude word, it is a description, it is we adults that have made it rude”
Thank you for your reactions to the list and for additional titles suggested. I will be recording Book One by the middle of September.
Natural Born Cynics
Last week, at dinner, I met one of those people who disagree with everything you say.
And I mean everything.
I found out afterwards there are many people who will do this – disagree often or always. Often these people label themselves “cynics,” sometimes “a natural born cynic” or a “cynic by nature” – how does that work then?
And here is how to handle those people that disagree, constantly. Turn them round by agreeing with them!
A short example, exchange, from our dinner (her name changed)
Emma – “That tennis club is not right for me, it would be a waste of time me joining”
Me – “Oh, I think it’s great”
Emma – “NO, its NOT, it’s appalling”
Me – “Oh, well if you feel that strongly, don’t join”
Emma – “I’m not saying I would never join”
Me – “No way, it sounds dreadful, if I was you I would not join”
Emma – “It’s not that bad, there is a nice pool”
Me – “No, I’m convinced joining should be the last thing you do”
Emma – “Well, I don’t agree, I’m going down there tomorrow”
Now, at this point I changed the subject – if I had carried on much longer she would have left the dinner and joined on the spot!
That wasn’t my aim; my aim was to open up her mind to more choices, to influence her without taking any kind of control.
11 August 2003