Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Courses

I made some pink fudge and some peppermint creams last night. I slept for 9 hours on Monday night. This was not vaguely conceivable last night due to the massive sugar high caused by eating what was left in the bowl. I think it is fair to say that both recipes included a *lot* of sugar.

I was on a couple of courses again yesterday. One was on being creative if you are a logical thinker and the other was on conflict (I was also on a course on conflict last week, but this had a different focus. Not that I have a particular issue with conflicts, we are just running a series of courses at work. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it...).

Anyway, on the conflict course the facilitator said that they have found that at primary school, on average, children get 19 negative messages (tellings off etc) to every positive one. So it isn’t really surprising that we are in a society where we find it rather easier to criticise people or tear people’s ideas apart rather than trying to find more constructive ways forward. I like the idea that there are alternatives though and that it’s not all about “winning” an argument and that you can disagree with someone and still have a positive and constructive relationship. I am really enjoying the courses at the moment and they have really helped me develop some thinking I have been doing over the last several months, but there’s still more pondering (and applying) to do. Lots of food for thought.

2 comments:

TOM FOOLERY said...

Being creative if you are a logical thinker, I like the sound of this course.

So what did yiu create?
Was it edible? TFX

Random Reflections said...

TF - it was very good. I see you as a creative person already (but even creative people would get a lot out of the course).

Fortunately I didn't have to create anything, I did have to discuss the pros and cons of the population going naked in the other course I went to yesterday though.