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  •  Good meta-diary :) (7+ / 0-)

    from "meta-head."

    Yes, indeed, fear drives us to do things we wouldn't, if we were fully rational. I've seen it in others, and I've experienced it personally, in impaired decision-making when my teeth are chattering, because I'm afraid of something. Another emotion that interferes with rationality, is unexpressed sadness or grief. "Vengeance is a lazy form of grief," according to a quote I once heard, in some movie or something, and, boy, is it apt.  

    When we are grief-stricken, and can't express grief, we too often turn it outward. It becomes aggression. Which the world most certainly does NOT need.

    Thanks for posting today.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 05:37:38 PM PST

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