Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Still Squawking

The Crow Quotes: Day 3

Attack ads -- political advertising that portrays a leader in a negative way -- are a fact of life in election campaigns. Unfortunately research shows that, the more negative the ad, the more it sticks in people's minds. (Of course, that can backfire, too.) You can read more about attack ads at

A daily diet of negative ads may create in us a desire to fight fire with fire, and become negative ourselves. We may talk with disdain about a candidate we don't like, disparaging them. Yup, I do it all the time, even though I don't think that's the best of me. And it only feeds disgust, anxiety and discouragement.

I like this quote, a point to ponder when we are tempted to follow the trend to negativity:

"Are our words imparting life or death? Are they building [up] or feeding ... fears? Are they bringing forth love and reconciliation, or division and strife? Remember, whatever fruit [the tree] is bearing, we ourselves will have to eat it eventually" (Rick Joyner)

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