The Scariest “…ism”!


The scariest “ism” is not likely what you thought it was.  It’s not Capitalism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Nazism, Totalitarianism, Determinism or anything of the like.  The scariest “ism” is Emotionalism.  Why?  No two people share, or for that matter can express, the exact same emotions of all things in common.  A Capitalist can agree with another Capitalist that business is good.  A Communist can agree with another Communist that private property should be abolished.  A Socialist can agree with another Socialist that wealth should be shared.  An Emotionalist cannot agree with another Emotionalist with any clearly articulated understanding, because it is nearly impossible for one person to feel exactly the same about something for which someone else has “feelings” also.  Ergo, the common question from interviewers and conversationalists of “How do you feel about….”?

The question should be; “How do you believe?”  Theoretically, beliefs are based upon something more concrete and verifiable that how you feel.  Do you believe in the Constitution?  Do you believe in the right to privacy?  Do you believe in the right to own property?  These are beliefs that are tangible, and verifiable through many written documents and commentaries of other like minded people who have thought things out with a clear mind and not allowed their emotions to cloud their thinking.  So, how do you feel about that?


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