That’s an important topic, isn’t it? How to change minds. I’m certain that — at this very moment — advertisers, politicians, and many others are trying their best to figure out how to change minds.
Yesterday, in a therapy group, we changed our minds several times about which activity to choose, based on the issues people brought into the group room and the resulting 45-minute group discussion.
I had some trouble deciding whether to choose the mind-changing group activity of:
- Creating a t-shirt with an important, personal slogan or
- Answering the question that somebody in the group had raised: “What does it take to change people’s minds?”
Because I change my mind many times before making decisions, I decided to combine both of those mind-changing activities, as you can see:
Before you change your mind about me, I want to explain that ‘Killing It” is an idiom — in these changing times — for having a passionate commitment (about changing things or about anything else). My changing mind is also noticing, here and now, that I included “songs” twice as I was designing my personal mind-changing t-shirt. Do you agree with me that songs and music are particularly important for changing people’s minds?
Here‘s a song about changing minds:
Do coincidences change people’s minds? I’m noticing that the last word on my t-shirt and the first word in that “The Times They Are a-Changin’” video have no changes at all. That is, my t-shirt ends and that Bob Dylan video starts with the same mind-changing word — “Quest.”
In my quest to change minds in a helpful way at work and elsewhere, I sometimes use words and I sometimes use images. Here are some mind-changing images from yesterday, when I considered (among other things):
- changing the number of rooms where I offer group therapy and
- how teachers at my son’s high school change minds, every day.
Did any of those photos (or anything else in this post) change your mind about anything that’s important to you?
If you express your mind in a comment below, you may change minds, too.
Mind-changing thanks to Bob Dylan, to my son’s teachers, to every person, place and thing I encountered yesterday that changed my mind, and to you — of course! — for your beautifully changing mind, today.