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Suggested answers to exercise in Chapter 13
1. ‘There’s no such thing as a sad film.’ Discuss
An interesting technical point. If you ever study ‘NLP’ (which we think you probably should as it has plenty of merit, despite some serious drawbacks), you’ll become accustomed to the fact that ‘there’s no such thing as reality’. Now, I don’t want to scare you and suggest there’s a Matrix
-style parallel world going on around us – but there actually is!23
Think of the saddest film you’ve ever seen (let me guess, Bambi
?) and what you’ll find is that the movie is a series of images and sounds that we attach an emotion to. Basically, the film is neutral. The ‘sad’ bit comes from our interpretation.
2. Our natural tendency is to avoid mood ...
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