Talk about playing with a"Marked Deck!"
Our minds have been programmed to accept the meaning of words without challenge for far too long. We hear these 'trigger words' and just fall right in line.
"Like what" you ask?
I will limit my examples to just a few.
Q1.What makes an opinion or emotion "Negative?" versus"Positive?"
In some cases, it's as simple as not agreeing with the majority, or with "You."
Q2. "It's generally believed. . . "Really? By whom? HDYK?
Q3."The degree to which these negative emotions continue to fester…"
Well, is it possible they continue because in this case the majority of those who go along to get along are simply dead-nuts wrong?
Lose emotionally charged descriptors like good, bad, positive, and negative. They do nothing to add value to the reasoned arguments of informed professionals.