How We View Emotions
In This Chapter
• Society’s misunderstanding about emotions
• Peoples’ reactions to expressing normal human emotions
• What drives normal human emotions underground
Who are our heroes? Charles Lindberg, John Glenn, General George Patton, Mohammed Ali, Amelia Earhart, John Kennedy, Arnold Schwarzenegger … for me as a boy it was John Wayne. Branded into my memory is a movie scene when John Wayne is told of the murder of Billy, his life-long friend and the town sheriff. The “Duke” momentarily looks shaken, and then says, “He was a good man,” drinks a shot of whiskey and exclaims, “Enough grievin’ … let’s organize a posse.” What is admirable about this? What characterizes the prized public image of so many of our heroes? ...