I heard this line yesterday. I like the idea although there are consequences to it – consequences that sometimes you can’t control.
We will give attention to the things that we like. Even if I speak against it, I am giving it attention so I am communicating that I like it or at least it’s a little important. It’s like there’s 2 levels of like. I may not like something, but the fact that I give it some attention communicates that I like it enough to give it some attention.
We communicate on multiple levels – what we consciously intend and what we don’t mean to communicate. The unintentional communication is typically what gets us in trouble and many times the cause of miscommunication. Just a thought.