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Blasted Christians, pinching Easter from the Pagans. Pah!
It is certainly true that groups have a persona. I spent some time in the Osho communes and it's amazing how quickly your standard greeting goes from a handshake to a hug, when everyone does the same.
But honesty in groups is a really interesting subject. I recently came across a American Indian tradition called the 'talking circle' which was fascinating as a way of resolving conflicts and getting people to air the things they care about. Worth reading up on.
TNH groups do "mindful listening", where only one person is allowed to talk at a time, and nobody interrupts until they indicate they have said all they want to. Unfortunately in the group I attended there was one very garrulous individual who would hold the floor and rabbit on self-indulgently for absolutely ages...people would start looking at their watches and shuffle around a lot.
The TNH group also had obligatory hugging...yuk!
In my opinion obesity is basically a result of eating too much and exercising too little.
More walking, less Neapolitan!
Pah, next we have Easter coming up, bah humbug to that too!
@DhammaDragon said:> Especially in an age where people's attention span lasts the seconds it takes reading a twitter.
Sorry, what were you saying?