Sunday, 26 December 2010

Why watch? And what are we breaking?

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."
Henry Ford (1863-1947), American founder of the Ford Motor Company.

People fascinate me. They’re interesting, unpredictable and totally bonkers most of the time. And isn’t that just beautiful to watch?

If you’re one of the millions of people out there who, like me, just loves people watching (innocently observing, noticing and occasionally giggling at people around you), I invite you to join me on a journey of discovery.

The journey involves breaking behaviour at every corner.

But what does that mean?  Breaking behaviour has three meanings in this blog:
  1. Breaking behaviour is like breaking news. It’s recent, current or newsworthy stories of behaviour that makes you laugh, think or cry.
  2. Breaking down the behaviour means trying to understand exactly what’s going on. To explain and explore why people do the things they do.  
  3. Breaking behaviour patterns means escaping destructive patterns. To provide tips and insights to help us respond differently. As the opening quote warns, no good comes from getting stuck in a rut. 

Because I find people so darned interesting, I'm going to write about them here. Write about, try to understand and help if I can. 

Let's hope it proves useful...

If you have examples of breaking behaviour, I'd love to hear about it. 

See you soon,

And if 'behaviour' is too jargon-y for you, here are some definitions:
•    Oxford dictionary: ‘The way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially towards others’
•    Business dictionary: ‘Response of an individual or group to an action, environment, person or stimulus.’
•    Urban dictionary:  ‘IN PSYCHOLOGY- Human behavior, can be common, unusual, acceptable, or unacceptable.’