Chads93GT wrote:If you haven't read the book then you shouldn't be feeling sorry for him. Everyone can benefit from the lessons learned in that book. Especially when dealing with people who are ignorant about conservation. Sure you can tell them how stupid they are for smoking in a cave but the goal is to let them realize that themselves without any criticism from the "teacher". That is a skill that most people do not naturally have. Our first reaction is usually along the lines of stupid spelunkers!
I wouldn't dream of telling a smoker, or anyone else (I didn't know
) how stupid they were. That wouldn't be polite. I don't even agree with Brian's determination that wrestling fans are incapable of learning. My point was that educating people (crwaff's plaintive dream) will not make them stop smoking or littering. My issues with the book you endorse are mostly based on a probably unfair judgement of the title. The name of the book suggests that winning friends is some sort of phsychological trickery, that with the given formulas one can get what they want out of others. I always thought you got friends by being a decent person. I've never read it, though. Maybe I will.