Category Archives: Forces

These are some of the influencing forces that affect our choice. Identifying them will enable us to make more informed choices.

Modern Slavery

A story on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” caught my attention today: “The Hidden Faces of Modern Day Slavery”.  The story talks about fear and intimidation to entrap people into labor, sex trafficking and many other areas not often thought … Continue reading

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Pharmaceuticals Ads

Watching ads by pharmaceutical companies is puzzling. I watched one which started by pointing out the medical problem of an irregular heartbeat. It proceeded to explain how this could lead to other more  serious problems. They proceeded to explain that … Continue reading

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Fear & Confidence

A conversation I had yesterday about confidence turned into a discussion of how fear and confidence feed or starve each other. Anxiety can creep in if we are looking for something that will allow us to move up a step. … Continue reading

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The First Fear

My wife Lisa and I were talking this evening. I found a comment she made about fear very interesting. She said that when we enter the world at birth, the first thing we experience could be fear. Her thought centered around the … Continue reading

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Starting with “The Century of the Self”

I started out thinking that I wanted to write a concept album based on fear. I wanted to find sources of fear, both the conscious and unconscious, and see how they were affecting my choices. I might make better choices … Continue reading

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Marketing Scare Tactics

I spent some time looking around on the web today looking for the name of the commercial mentioned in the previous post. I haven’t found it yet, but I did find a plethora of information about marketing scare tactics in … Continue reading

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Fear in Marketing

I decided to start the blog using a commercial marketing source that I viewed this morning. I think most of us are aware of that we are inundated with large amounts of products in which fear of loss is used … Continue reading

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