14 July 2005

Quick thought on emotional responses

Instead of being viewed as emotionally cold, the glib and mocking sentimentality of the meta-narrative should be viewed more as a way to defuse sentimentality that is too often faked. People aware of their awareness Act more consciously and, in effect, cheapen the emotion. Meta-narrative immediately re-examines an emotional moment in order to acknowledge the awareness but not necessarily to nullify the emotion.

100 years or 500 years ago, people were equally self-aware yet not so reactive to the conscious Acting. Why do we respond differently?

[ posted by sstrader on 14 July 2005 at 10:24:20 AM in Culture & Society ]