Yesterday I was on HLN news talking about the effects of the Texas campus shooting. When there is a dangerous situation and people are afraid the group will tend to match and mirror that fear. This basic survival instinct allowed danger to be committed to the tribe.
Have you ever been to a movie where the entire audience applauded enthusiastically at the end of the story then all stayed through the ending credits and clapped again? I saw Argo a few weeks ago and really enjoyed the movie and the audience’s response to it. Though my friend Jerry said I had to stop gasping so loud, I was not the only one who found it a emotionally gripping movie. This was one of those fantastic theater audience experiences. The Isopraxism as we pulled together and expressed the same emotions nonverbally made the movie more powerful. Yes, sometimes it is better to get of the comfy couch and go to the movies.
It is also great to see a movie about real heroes doing noble needs. Argo is a terrific movie. Here is the link to the trailer.Trailer
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Here is a video of a flash mob performance in Seattle. Ilove the energy. Personally I would love to be part of one. It would have beengreat if suddenly after my speech at Johnson and Wales this past week a flashmob of dancers practiced their isopraxism.
Look at this video now and anytime you need a lift.
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Last summer on Sunday night I would stand up in the livingroom and dance around singing. On various nights I was moving and vocalizinglike a Lady Gaga, Tina Turner or Kate Perry wanna be. I was pulled into the energyof the kids performances on a TV show. Isopraxism at work. All this to the amusementof everyone around including Bo the wonder dog who thinks my singing ismesmerizing and who is always willing to dance with me. After all his name isBojangels Robinson.