Sesame St. , Barney, & LOs LO9729

John Constantine (
Wed, 04 Sep 1996 07:58:58 -0700

Replying to LO9712 --

Sherri mentions in her post that:

>I tell people that life provides us with a
>smorgasbord(forgive my mispelling) of emotions to CHOOSE


Do we really get to choose which emotions we express? In my own life I can
relate many occurrences which indicate that, for me at least, the emotion
was an automatic response to a stimulus. It "moved" me. The distinction I
can make is one of degree, the degree to which I reacted/responded with
emotion to the stimulus.

When attending a funeral of someone I don't even know, it is something to
cry about, so I cry. I don't plan on it, I don't choose it or the level of
intensity, it just happens. Logic is another function, linked perhaps to
an emotional potential, but it would be so much nicer to have the options
that logic allows rather than a stimulus/response re-action to a
particular emotion which is out there on a menu for consideration.

I like your post as it provides me with a stimulus to which I can repond
logically...I hope:) I want to think more about the ramifications of what
you said.


Regards, John Constantine Rainbird Management Consulting

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