Re: Do the Right Thing

Subject: Re: Do the Right Thing
From: Ryan Pollack <ryan -at- clicksecurity -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:50:56 -0600

Great article. Thanks for sharing. Now I am thinking about the
repercussions of starting each document off with:

"Be a person who reads each step in this procedure."

(only slightly joking ...)


On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 12:02 PM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>wrote:

> The study is correct. I have observed that in telling to people how to
> lead a horse, "Do it this way, it's safer," is not as effective as "This
> way looks more professional." The self image is important, and there is
> probably a lesson in there for us.
>
> (The particular issue for me is that the person should hold the excess of
> the horse's lead rope doubled up in the left hand, rather than looped or
> wrapped around the left wrist.)
>
>
> On Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:00:35 -0500, Kathleen MacDowell <
> kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> I wondered if I should post to the chat list, but the effect was based on
>> word forms ...? I guess we'll hear soon if it should go to chat :-)
>>
>> That's also quite interesting about the similarity in usage for ethics
>> and
>> morality.
>>
>> Kathleen
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 10:45 AM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:
>>
>> That is a fascinating study. To find that people are inclined to act
>>> differently if they perceive themselves differently adds credence to what
>>> I've been thinking about regarding how who we are affects what we do.
>>>
>>> Also, in another group we noticed how the line between ethics (as in,
>>> what
>>> ought to be) and morality (what is commonly done) has blurred to where
>>> the
>>> words have been used as synonyms.
>>>
>>> At any rate, the philosophical discussion belongs in the Techwr-L-chat
>>> list, so I'll stop now.
>>>
>>> -Tony
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thursday, January 24, 2013, wrote:
>>>
>>> Fascinating effect of noun vs verb
>>>>
>>>>
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Do the Right Thing: From: kathleen . eamd
Re: Do the Right Thing: From: Tony Chung
Re: Do the Right Thing: From: Kathleen MacDowell
Re: Do the Right Thing: From: Peter Neilson

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