when are u gonna try it, fran?
Which one, PD? If you mean the experiment in changing our speech style/tone, I'm figurin' on startin' officially next Monday (gives me time to practice...need lots of practice)
As for the reading of the Holy Scriptures under the Eidophone, I have no earthly idea how to construct one or where to get one. Do you? I'd sure be willing to check 'em out that way.
Interesting topic - and experiment.
I think this goes along with the concept that you can say things in a sweet voice to a cat (or dog), and they will think you are being the nicest person in the world... even though you are cussin them out. Since they don't really understand some of the words - they have to go on the 'tone' of your voice.
So, you could be saying (said in a sing-song voice) "I'm gonna rip your little head off..." the cat will purr and think "How nice!"
(And no, I'm not condoning harming animals... it's just something I learned years ago - and do - when I am playing with my animals... especially when they refuse to come to me... and no, I don't literally 'rip' their heads off. I pet them. *grin*)
There's a gal where I work who is able to pull off the 'sing song voice' thing... I laugh at her, and say... "There's that 'go to he**', voice, again!" She laughs too. But, there is more truth there than many folks realize. She will use that voice in conversations with the boss lady, and she thinks the gal is being just the sweetest thing!
In general... even if the 'experiment' doesn't seem to be 100% successful, I'm sure that folks will realize an improvement in their general well-being and life.
But - you may want to also try to eliminate 'negative' influences like the news media... which only broadcasts 'negative' stories... or would this be going to far... and missing the goal or point of the experiment?
Thanks, JimTx. btw, it isn't just the "tone" but the actual positivity of the words spoken that influences the patterns in the paste and sand. I wish it were only a matter of using that "go to hell" tone of voice (love that analogy). It's gonna be more difficult to rein the words.
I think you're right about the success of the experiment. It doesn't hafta be 100% successful to be a success. I'd just like to know if this really does affect our personal environments in any positive way, as I'm sure many others would like to know.
Thanks for the tip on the negative media influences. I'd thought about that and I figure it'll be a big plus in helping the volunteers achieve the desired affect.