How Our Thinking Impacts our Words and Behaviour

I've noticed how the language we use reflects our internal normally unconscious view of the issue we're considering.  For instance, currently I'm involved with a group of people, who want to change the Welsh government's mind about introducing some new legislation.  Someone suggested that we start a 'fighting fund'.  This supports the view we are in a fight and is likely to engender that feeling - and  affect the group's thinking, decisions and behaviour.  I think a better term would be 'winning fund'!   A different example is when we say that someone or something  "made us happy/sad/angry/etc ".  This is not...

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