Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
So who the hell secretly changed the number of days of the week from ‘ok… I have just enough time’ to ‘what the hell, it’s nearly Wednesday and I haven’t even started yet!’
Blogdominion Chapter 11 is out on the newsstands. Hey! If you’re new to our story about rogue computers, nuns with mysterious pasts and a very attractive female Detective who’s always angry and if you were to ask her about why…. yep! she’d getting really mad! Anyway, what I started to say is, ‘Blogdominion’ begins with a Prologue, which for reasons unknown shows as Chapter 0, followed by the Chapters, so be sure to start with the Prologue. And, while you’re there, (at jukepop.com), don’t forget to ‘Vote’… yeah, I know, the world has, in fact, never stopped being a fricken popularity contest. If you think about it, the dynamics at work in our lives are not all that different from the whole, high school experience. Like swimming in a fast flowing river with muddy shores, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t! Anyway…. go read the Story of Sister Margaret Ryan and Ed Willoughby and Tom Fearing and Orel Rees and the others and let me know how you like it! (I’m interested in your reaction to the characters. Just today I got a comment from Josie Two Shoes, regarding a character in the most recent Six Sentence Story, to the effect that she liked this corporate admin, one Anya Claireaux, and I’m like, ‘ok I get what you like about her…’ what was cool was that, from Josie’s Comment, I could see Anya in a different light. Given that I made her up, this ‘oh really Anya? why didn’t you tell me?’ Very cool.
the Wakefield Doctrine is a unique, useful and fun way to better understand the behavior of the people in our lives. Today, if you’re like me* you’ll have a moment where you find yourself thinking, “now why in the world would they go and say/do a thing like that! I really thought I knew them better.” That is what the Wakefield Doctrine is for, that moment, that point in our daily life when we are forced to accept that, for all of being-married-to/raising-from-infants/still-got-a-shot-if-I-don’t-blow-it-now, we don’t always know the people in our lives as well as we should…or could.
All thats necessary, to drastically cut down on the number of times you’re surprised by the behavior of the people in your life, is a thorough understanding of the characteristics of the three worldviews and a willingness to ‘see the world as the other person is experiencing it’.
Pretty simple, isn’t it?
Coming up this Week!!
- Year in Review
- Six Sentence Story
- New Year’s Day Evening with Rob and Laura
*hey, sorry! ‘today, if you’re like many of the Readers of the Doctrine**
**i.e. anyone coming back here, more than once…