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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:38 PM
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18. Very interesting thoughts, Frenchie!!
I'd never thought about it this way before, and I completely agree the "don't want" messages are very powerful. (Notice how often Republicans like to chide Democrats for being "negative" and insist we should be well-mannered and "positive."... It's their favorite free advice -- they win with the negative.)

Also, reaching back to some dusty memories of college, I seem to recall that experiments on "operant conditioning" (Skinner rats) showed aversion to pain is a stronger motivator than seeking pleasure. So that would go right along with what you're saying.

Thanks for the food for thought!!
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  - "Don't Want" VS. "Should Want" FrenchieCat  Jan-28-05 12:48 PM   #0 
  - Hmmmm,  flamin lib   Jan-28-05 12:57 PM   #1 
  - go on with this against instead of "For".....  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-05 01:08 PM   #4 
     - Dang it! That's good.  flamin lib   Jan-28-05 04:45 PM   #17 
     - I use a "don't want"  Donna Zen   Jan-29-05 07:07 PM   #24 
  - I "dont want"  KissMeKate   Jan-28-05 12:58 PM   #2 
  - Yep, it's all about the wording.  flamin lib   Jan-28-05 01:07 PM   #3 
  - That's an excellent post  moggie12   Jan-28-05 01:10 PM   #5 
  - I think you've got it!  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-05 01:16 PM   #6 
     - That's very true _ DU is an excellent example of the principle  moggie12   Jan-28-05 02:20 PM   #11 
  - You are right....Dems do need to take control....  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-05 01:21 PM   #8 
  - That's a very good  qwghlmian   Jan-28-05 01:21 PM   #7 
  - Yes I see the relation....  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-05 01:33 PM   #9 
  - At a local dem meeting last night we  HoosierClarkie   Jan-28-05 01:34 PM   #10 
  - It is unfortunate that  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-05 02:21 PM   #12 
     - You are right. Fear, hate, brownshirting...simple, primal. 'Common Enemy'  JohnOneillsMemory   Jan-28-05 03:28 PM   #13 
  - This is the kind of stuff our candidates need to be  Jim4Wes   Jan-28-05 03:36 PM   #14 
  - I'm going to send it to Brazile.....  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-05 03:56 PM   #15 
     - Donna Brazile responds to your e-mails??  moggie12   Jan-28-05 08:17 PM   #19 
        - Always  Donna Zen   Jan-29-05 07:14 PM   #25 
  - How about rehabilitating national identity by fighting fire with fire?  JohnOneillsMemory   Jan-28-05 04:41 PM   #16 
  - I certainly agree with one of your sentiments in particular  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-05 08:54 PM   #21 
  - Very interesting thoughts, Frenchie!!  Sparkly   Jan-28-05 07:38 PM   #18 
  - You are welcome.....  FrenchieCat   Jan-28-05 08:50 PM   #20 
  - eggsactly! and most motivation research (inc. political) shows  sundancekid   Jan-29-05 04:51 PM   #22 
  - We don't want... (you asked for it--you got it)  StopThePendulum   Jan-29-05 06:05 PM   #23 
  - mind if I play with your list a bit?  moggie12   Jan-29-05 07:54 PM   #26 
  - Very insightful  cally   Jan-30-05 02:23 PM   #27 

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