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The Virtues of Wine…

Posted by Plish on November 1, 2008

Good for the Stomach, Good for Ideas...

Good for the Stomach, Good for Ideas...

Researchers have shown that people speak learned foreign languages better after a couple of drinks.  The reason is that people aren’t as critical of themselves and they aren’t afraid to make mistakes.  So, the kicker is–they don’t.  They speak more fluently.

There’s a reason why people brainstorm over a couple of drinks.  A drink or two suspends judgement of ideas.  It’s not that the ideas are necessarily more creative, it is that the ideas are allowed out into the open where they can percolate and cross-pollinate.  Trust your ideas, trust yourself.

So next time, have a glass of wine if you find yourself needing ideas.  Not too much, there is a point of diminishing returns…

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