Words Tend To Have The Opposite Effect

If you tell a kid to limit TV viewing they will sneak out and do something else. Just because.

Order an adult to eat fruit. They will ignore you and find cheeseburgers.

After a politician makes any speech, people will find reasons to howl in protest. What a hypocrite!

That is how authoritative speech works. The more you try to force a thing the more the people rebel.

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Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, www.AllThingsBrand.com and www.DannielleBlumenthal.com, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.