Agreed – and it works. Positive psychology, while often mocked nevertheless provides tools for everyday people to use in their daily lives to improve communication and keep society flowing. TA is easy to understand and powerful, without a lot of the wonkiness you get with abnormal psychology studies, although I’d say that “Toxic people” pop psych for the everyday abnormal psychology analysis can serve that function for that 1/2.

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How I did my experiment: I don’t talk at length well and not at all well spontaneously (not knowing what I’m going to say where I just start talking and let whatever comes out). So, I forced myself to give an answer for: “How to solve anything”. I had to do it for at least 10 mins. Once done, I had to fit my spontaneously / forced speaking tempo to a backing track at the correct BPM. Thankfully, I already knew my comfortable “fast speed” on piano is 270 bpm (arpeggios using triplets at 270 bpm, which works out to 810 bpm really). So, I did fractions of that. It worked at 270, 135 (1/2), 67.5 (1/4). But it REALLY stood out at 90 bpm, which is 270/3. 1/3. That makes sense to me as “triplets” (3 in 1) is what I normally like.

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My thing is: these “I DARE YOU” operations don’t help forge a necessary trust of the police. Effective law enforcement needs community assistance. “See it, Say it”. They got a huge list of unsolved murders and they’re instead adding to mistrust of police. If a community doesn’t trust the police, who are they going to go to if there’s trouble? Not the cops – they’re just playing tricks. So, they turn to nobody. Or, they turn to someone with ACTUAL power in the community, which might be a powerful local gang, to do the police’s job for them. Gang warfare anyone? This “broken window theory” style of policing (be hard on jaywalkers so they don’t become murders), doesn’t work.

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