20 January 2012

Paying attention #nlpoli

In order to understand what is going on in the world around you, then you just need to pay attention.

Paul Wells makes plain the value of careful reading – i.e. paying attention – in a post at macleans.ca on the letter from the federal health minister to her counterparts in the provinces about health funding.

Go on.

Read the post.

The reward is what you’ll learn.

Wells does a simple dissection of an official statement by an important person. You can learn an awful lot by considering what words mean.

Too bad more of that doesn’t go on locally.

You can learn an awful lot by looking at what people say.

- srbp -