Because of how you feel when you read something fascinating. That feeling of, “Huh. I never thought of it that way before.” Neurons fire and form new patterns, old beliefs fade, and maybe new, more expansive ones form. And sometimes the world, or even the universe, seems like a different place.
That’s why we’re here.
5 thoughts on “Why We’re Here”
“We’re” creates a sense of unity among Jason’s readers.
Triggers curiosity. Creates tension and gives satisfying answer.
Truisms. It isn’t precise, so it lets people project themselves onto it.
Turn intangible into tangible. Turns abstract ideas into visual images. “Neurons fire and form new patterns, old beliefs fade, and maybe new, more expansive ones form.”
Power words: new, expansive.
Ocean image is calming, lets us imagine the sound of ocean crashes and sets the tone of the paragraph.
How’d I do?
Welcome! I bet it feels good to have that enthusiasm!
We could dig into the persuasion of this post, but it’s designed to be read and experienced rather than analyzed. The question to ask here is, what feelings or experiences does it elicit when you read it? And do you like the feelings?
There’s more to come. And we’ll get to some good material for analysis soon!
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Positive feelings worked down to a T
You should post your feed link somewhere so people can add it to feedly etc – https://parsingpersuasion.wordpress.com/feed/
I added one. Does it work? I don’t use Feedly myself.