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Re: Silbury Hill trespassers
Jan 08, 2013, 13:55
Evergreen Dazed wrote:
Harryshill wrote:
From a psychological point of view, the fact that it is possible to go around the back, cross the field and climb the hill without being seen from the road or viewing area helps to promote a attitude that might be a lot different if they were seen and up close.

It's a shame the general viewing public can't get a lot closer. Maybe to the base of the monument where those that are inclined to ignore the signs would fall under the glaze of those that prefer to keep to the 'rules'.

If they were being observed climbing the hill, up close and personal, it might just make a difference.

Also, if people could get up close the hill there could even be a small part where they could be allowed to 'stand on' the side of the hill (which promotes a feeling of having done something 'special', like kissing the blarney stone etc or other 'things to have done in your life'). Again, the psychology of that is quite powerful.
We need to get that sort of stuff going in peoples minds - The top is "obviously" off limits and "wrong" to do, but, hey i've stood on the hill!
People are happy if they think they have done something 'special', whether its actually special or not.

It might sound ridiculous to some, but human psychology often is!

Great ideas.
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