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Over the past month of Blue Mind book talks, radio interviews and reviews several questions actual questions from hosts or attendees stand out that are worth sharing.
Researching, writing and publishing Blue Mind has been a tremendous learning adventure that has only just begun. Thanks for being a part of it!
Q1: Won't helping people fall in love with their oceans and waterways undermine our efforts to scare them into action?
A: No. I think our over-reliance on fear, shame and mind-numbing information has been largely ineffective. Trying and perhaps adding some tools to our box seems like a good idea, given our track record to date on polluting, habitat loss, climate change, biodiversity loss, etc.
Q2: Do you know Dr. Emoto's work?
A: Yes. It's occasionally beautifully poetic. I like the idea that we can talk to water and make it healthy. But it doesn't work that way. Feel free to try your own experiment at home. I also thought it strange that Emoto would sell plastic bottled water. And no, you'll never find bottled water with "Blue Mind" on it. Tequila maybe...
Q3: How is 'brain on water' any different than say "brain on bacon" or "brain on bowling"?
A: [Pause] Probably best I just show you. Meet me at the beach. Bring your bacon and a bowling ball.
Q4: Blue Mind is so obvious and intuitive, why do we need to understand the science?
A: Yep. I've been accused of being Captain Obvious in pursuit of unattainable truths. I'll take that. The applications of the ideas in Blue Mind in the real world already speak for themselves.
Q5: Why didn't you wait to write the book until the science was more robust and the statistics more clear?
A: Watch for the sequel ; ) We wanted to get the conversation started sooner than later and I'm excited about all the new Blue Mind research in the pipeline and the innovative projects being initiated.
Q6: So you're just trying to be a clever marketer?
A: "Clever"? I hope so. "Marketer"? I prefer "communicator". "Just"? This word is often used to minimize people or ideas. I hope we are changing the way people think, feel and act towards water. That may result in a larger movement to protect and restore our oceans and wild waterways. We'll see.
Keep the questions flowing.
I wish you water (or bacon, if that's more your style)
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