Reminder to always have ready the annotations [scanned in PDF files], ready to send when professor ask.
There was a brief review-discussion of the Blatantly Obvious (“The Secret” Parody).
At the beginning of this parody there is a sticky note that reads: “be kind, rewind” which is referring to re-purposing. The secret is an idea that was recycled and repurposed. Even Rhonda Byrne mentioned that the original book was 100 years old.
On minute 3:50 there is a reference to “Good Feelings, Feels Good” and vice versa which apparently means that: “whispering something makes it sound more provocative.”
On minute 4:15 there is a reference to the “3 steps” Decide, Find, Buy it. LOL
On minute 5:15 someone says that: “everyone has potential, but it is limited by social class, education, race, etc.
Ironically, the comedians are engaging in the “essence” of the secret even when they are mocking it. Parody can sometimes help us to think critically.
Among the keys of self-help are: re-purposing, resilience, and grit.
Samuel Smile paved the way for the self-help industry.
GRIT : courage, determination, perseverance.
RESILIENCE : flexibility, adaptability.
Work in groups
Group 1 : The Preface, Introduction y Table of Contents.
Group 2: Chapter 1
Group 3: Chapter 4
There will be presentations on Thursday.