Emotion & intellect LO26950

From: Alan Cotterell (acotrel@cnl.com.au)
Date: 07/06/01

I noticed that in the posts on 'perceived deficiency', that Chris Bates
mentioned the role/importance of emotion and intellect. You will note
that in the posting on cognitive dissonance I mentioned the 'unpleasant
emotions' experienced by people receiving new information which doesn't
fit their mindset or previous perception of the world. In discussion on
talkback radio the other day, about alcoholism, I mentioned that I did not
recognise loss of inhibition, but simply enhancement of emotions by the
drug. There seems to be an underlying problem in our society and I think
alcoholism and marriage breakdown are symptoms. In the workplace I have
often been in situations which make me feel physically ill. This emotion
hasn't been due to confrontation but usually due to removal of my
democratic rights. I suggest we should recognise and take heed of this
feeling, it is dangerous. I believe that schizophrenia and manic
depressive illness are extremes of the same emotional illness, and that
the link between marihuana usage and schizophrenia is not merely
anecdotal. I really think what is missing in our society is 'the village


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