Love and Triage

By April 15, 2011Presentation Skills

If you love someone, should you try to change them? That’s the big question addressed in style by Paul Corrigan on his Health Matters blog.

It was sparked by the UK Government’s pamphlet Working Together For A Stronger National Health Service, which begins:

“We love the NHS. The NHS is our most precious national asset. Every second hundreds of people walk through its doors. Every week it saves thousands of lives. Every year millions of us rely on it.

We love the NHS because its there when the people we love fall ill. Because it’s there all the time. Because whoever you are, wherever you are from, however much money you have got in the bank, there’s somewhere to go to get looked after. And because that says amazing things about our country. That why we love the NHS.”

Once you’ve wiped the vomit off your trousers, read Corrigan’s unashamedly long analogy in response. I think it’s a great example of how to approach an issue through metaphor. What do you think?

(hat-tip: TH)

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