Ok, this blog has nothing to do with climate change, but I just want to check if the International Climate Scientist Coalition is still checking my blog. Although it is bloody hot in here. Makes me wonder whether someone will tell me that, in fact, the climate has cooled since last year. There ya go, Tom Harris! 🙂
A couple of years ago, a friend of mine asked me if my wife and I wanted to go and see David Sedaris with her.
“Who’s he?” I asked.
“You know,” she replied, “I lent you his book.”
I assured her that I didn’t have the book and that she’d never lent it to me. Perhaps, she was confusing me with someone else.
Anyway, we and a few of her other friends all went to see David Sedaris. He was very funny, and I had an enjoyable evening.
A few days later, a book in my bookcase caught my eye. It was by David Sedaris. The title of which bore an amazing resemblance to the book that my friend had told me that she had lent me.
Well, this, of course, put I different slant on things.
I rang my friend.
“You know how you claimed that you’d lent me a David Sedaris book and I said you were wrong?” I asked her.
“Yes,” she replied.
“Well,” I told her. “I already have the book. So why on earth wouldn’t I have told you that at the time. This just proves I’m right!”
Ok, this may not get me a job as Tony Abbott’s speech writer, but I suspect he’s going to need more and more people who can do this effectively as the months drag on…
I was going to actually write about the rest of the evening, and how I actually just started reading the book, but it’s just too hot in here. The word, sauna comes to mind. But that’s only to make me think of a place where I felt cooler.
It was going to lead into this whole concept about intuition and emotion, based on another book I’ve recently read. But, like Bernard Tomic, I suspect that I’m just going to feel that my groin is troubling me…
How does Bolt do it? Oh, in air conditioned comfort. Perhaps, that’s why he rejects global warming.
Anyway, in a nutshell, you’ll never change anyone’s mind appealing to their logic, you have to go aim for the emotions. I have the evidence on this. but it’s not going to convince anyone.
But it does explain why the Liberals managed to whip everyone up into a frenzy about sloppy borders, while asking us to accept that we were in a global world so a free trade agreement is just great and won’t it be wonderful to have a world without borders where goods can go back and forth without regulation…