“It’s natural for a human being to have conflicted feelings, for feelings are mostly the result of the disordered passions to which we are enthralled…. Each feeling is real, but in no way are sentiments the proper ground for making decisions, much less governing a society and doing justice. The reign of sentimentality is the reason behind the dominance of public shaming as an attempted moral practice.”
-Father Stephen Freeman, from this article: on Feelings
2 thoughts on “We are enthralled and conflicted.”
I’ve been seeing several articles on just this subject lately – lets hope the point comes across to many!
I went back and reread the whole piece. I would do well to do that often. Though I am free from twitter-twatter and work-place tribunals, internal disorder is alive and unwell, an everyday issue though often hidden or disguised.. Im grateful for reminders.