Humanities Moments

Looking Beyond Manipulative Rhetoric Toward Deeper Understanding and Insight

Contributed by Matt Smith, musician, founder of Six String Ranch in Austin, TX
Matt Smith
Matt Smith is a nationally recognized musician, founder of Six String Ranch, and Music Studio Director of Phoenix Academy Austin, a youth residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. Here he recounts how, as a young street musician, he came to understand both the importance of deep listening and the power of manipulative rhetoric. In addition to saving him from a potentially dangerous situation as he encountered the California-based People’s Temple cult, these insights have also become foundational to his current work as a musician and teacher.

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Looking Beyond Manipulative Rhetoric Toward Deeper Understanding and Insight

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Matt Smith is a nationally recognized musician, founder of Six String Ranch, and Music Studio Director of Phoenix Academy Austin, a youth residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. Here he recounts how, as a young street musician, he came to understand both the importance of deep listening and the power of manipulative rhetoric. In addition to saving him from a potentially dangerous situation as he encountered the California-based People’s Temple cult, these insights have also become foundational to his current work as a musician and teacher.

Contributor

Matt Smith, musician, founder of Six String Ranch in Austin, TX

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looking-beyond-rhetoric

Referrer

Heidi Camp

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