Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Taking inaccuracy and running a bunch of emotions through it doesn't make it accurate.

People have alot of emotions running around inside, positive and negative.

Some leaders mine the negative emotions by selling the idea that these emotions are about people in a particular group.

The leader promises to protect people who follow him from the group he says is bad.

People feeling these emotions feel like they are authentic, and they are authentic about something, just not about the alleged bad group.

One thing a leader who takes this approach is offering is a way to not notice and not take responsibility for their own unpleasant emotions.

Meanwhile, stars and people who sell stars are mining in the opposite direction--convincing people that positive emotions come from the star, not from a normal person's normal share of good feeling.

It's difficult to hear the mirror say, "You're all that."