Second Emotion

I agree, I second that proposal. Does anyone second that vote? Linda was saying it is hot where she is and I say I second that here in LA. Today it is 107F and a bit muggy. Hot as hell. Hooray for air conditioning.

I have heard that anger is the second emotion. Meaning first someone feels hurt then anger. But sometimes all you see is the anger. Lots of anger at the Republican Convention. I did not like the violent feelings that some have expressed lately at the convention and in the news.  I become concerned that when there is so much violent speech that there is the possibility of violent behavior to go with it. I have been reading a lot of commentary about what was said there and one writer used a quote ” nattering nabobs of negativism.” I thought there was more than nattering going on. More like venomous voices of vitriol.

“To view the opposition as dangerous is to misunderstand the basic concepts of democracy. To oppress the opposition is to assault the very foundation of democracy.”
― Aung San Suu Kyi, Letters from Burma

This post is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt for today is “second.” Featured image is “Freedom of Speech” by Norman Rockwell via wikipedia.

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8 thoughts on “Second Emotion

  1. Denise Covey

    Hi Deborah
    I watch a lot of the American election campaign on CNN. What can I say? Pretty crazy goings on. I’m a fan of Aung San Suu Kyi and love her quote.

    Hope you’re going well!

    Denise 🙂

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Hi Denise. Yes it has been pretty crazy and probably will get worse before it gets better. 🙂 I have quoted Aung San Suu Kyi before and really like what she says. Thanks for the good wishes and hope you are doing well too. 🙂

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