Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back and I’ve been busy working on my stories. I’m close to finishing some edits on my first one and I must say the story is coming along. I’m excited about both of these stories and like a fine wine they can’t be rushed. 😉
But enough about that. Today I’d like to talk about Malcolm Gladwell’s book ‘Talking to Strangers.’ It was eye-opening to say the least. I’ve always wondered how Hitler could fool so many people for so long during World War II. Well, this book explains that. It delves deep into the human psyche and explains how when talking to people we don’t know we default to what “our” truth is and not necessarily what the stranger’s truth is. We ignore all the signs that would normally He called this ‘default to truth.’
It explains the concept of ‘coupling’ and how ‘place’ can be a factor as well. It takes us step by step through the process of how after all these factors add up it explains how at the end of the day, we as a society end up blaming…
I won’t spoil the end for you, but I’ve got to say if you’re looking to facilitate change in our society, this book is a must read. Especially after the year we just had. Even if you’re not, you should still read it. It might change your mind.