Mike Jr wrote: > On Feb 16, 6:55 am, "Larry Hammick" <larryhamm...@telus.net> wrote: >> "Baron" <nos...@invalid.com> wrote in message >> >> news:firstname.lastname@example.org... >> >>> Wall Street Journal Feb 16, 2010 >> >>> The Continuing Climate Meltdown >> >>> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870363040457505378146577... >> >> IPCC and Jones foretold flood, famine, pestilence -- it's a scandal >> of Biblical proportions. >> >> LH > > Change is all about pain. > > I read a story once where a man was on a burning oil platform in the > North Atlantic during a winter storm. A rescue boat was bobbing below > on huge swells. The man was 100 feet ( about 30.5 meters) up. He > jumped and somehow was rescued. When asked why he jumped he said that > the pain from the heat of the fire was too much to take. > > It is only when thresholds of pain are exceeded that people, > organizations, and societies change. > > So if you are an advocate and you want change than you have to paint > the dire consequences of not changing. Otherwise, forget it. > > Note that highly successful individuals and organizations tend to have > a low threshold of pain. If a stock isn't performing they dump it for > one that is. > > The corollary is also true. People and organizations with a high > threshold of pain tend to be very unsuccessful. > > People need to become much more aware of the con artists. Be > skeptical, apply the scientific method, independently verify claims.
It amuses me that the people who want "change" are so afraid of change--God forbid that the seal level rise two inches.