A friend of mine blog’d, so I am continuing the thread, sort of.
Racism is interesting. I mean the term “racism” itself is interesting in that different people interpret it differently. To me, racism is “discriminating someone because of their race”. This “act of discriminating” begins in our thought / belief and slowly crawls out of us or at least it tries to crawl out and it is at that point that we first have the opportunity of dealing with racism within ourselves.
Joy, Love, Happiness, Guilt, Shame, Pride, Fear, Hate, Anger. These are all emotions we spontaneously feel within ourselves. We evoke them in others – knowingly and without knowledge. We manipulate them in ourselves and in others.
You cannot buy love.
Well, yes and no. But let’s get to that later. For now let’s look into “should you buy love”?
BTW, yes you CAN buy love. As a matter of fact that is exactly what we do. We buy love from one another. But not in the traditional sense. Just because we don’t always exchange “money” to get love does not mean that we are not paying for the love that we desire. We simply pay for it in a different way. Ideally with love in exchange.
Joy / Happy – though not exactly the same, I suppose they could be categorized together.
There was a news segment on the “Morning Edition” earlier this morning that made me think – how should we behave when we get angry?
First off – it is probably safe to assume that NOT everyone feels the same emotion the same way. Which would, logically follow, that not everyone should react the same way for the similar emotions they experience.
But beyond that, the segment was making the point that the idea of “acting out” your anger is probably not the most helpful (and maybe “venting” might do more harm than good).