Just tweeted that What we Say IS who we are. This is a fact. We can’t hide our real selves when we’re speaking. We literally manifest our inner thoughts through our words and actions. Our tone reveals our inner state, showing our level of anger, apathy or compassion.
So this idea that we “slip up” or “chose the wrong phrase” is just an excuse. As a writer, I may be better at word choice than some, but we can tell a child’s intention by how they speak. It’s not about vocabulary or intelligence, it’s how we present and convey our true selves. Our state of consciousness cannot be hidden for long once we “open our pie hole” (as Planter’s Mr. Peanut reminds us on the current TV ad.)
It’s obvious if we are hostile or caring, whether we embrace diversity or rail against it. Our facial expression and mannerisms are particularly telling, but tweets are also very revealing. In 140 characters we can tell who is a compassionate, thoughtful advocate for others versus who is mean, self-centered and untrustworthy. For those who can’t discern this, well they need our compassion not more hateful rhetoric. BTW, here’s the definition of rhetoric: “language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect on its audience, but often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content.”
So don’t be fooled by stage theatrics, sales tricks or outright lies — trust your own ability to discern the person behind the words.
(Next post I’ll elaborate on ways to look at our consciousness and internal thoughts, for those like me who would like to improve our state of mind.)
President Obama just explained to a reporter why he feels Trump is unfit to be President. He didn’t get animated and yell, which is part of the point. In his usual calm, thoughtful manner President Obama outlined the many reasons. The key point he made is that it’s not about differing policy views or legal matters, it’s Trump’s inability to control his outbursts and “do the job.” He points out that he never claimed that his 2012 GOP opponent Mitt Romney was unfit. Prez O said other Republicans were certainly “fit for office” even if they had very different policy and world views. “That’s not the case here”, Obama said:
“Donald Trump lacks the basic decency, common sense and ability to do the job. He’s not fit to hold office.”
Of course, I completely agree, and that’s the other important point our President made. So do many tried and true Republican public servants and citizens who also see Trump as a national embarrassment. So, how can they endorse the guy for President? Obama asked the same question: “What does this say about your party that this is your standard bearer?” Our Commander-in-Chief continued, “This isn’t a situation where you have an episodic gaffe, this is daily and weekly occurrence where they (Republican leaders) must distance themselves from statements he’s making.”
As I tweeted (after Trump’s scandalous remarks about the Gold Star Kahn family): Only the creepiest CREEP mocks the disabled, POWs & parents of dead soldiers! How could ANYONE support such a creep?
One of my friends recently suggested that Trump may have early to moderate dementia. Don’t laugh. In retrospect, we know Reagan did, and Trump is older now than when Ronnie took office!
It would explain so much. Why he’s not sure if he met Russian President Putin or not. Why he doesn’t want a physical (by a reputable doctor) and won’t release his medical records. We should be more concerned about his health than his taxes! We already know he’s involved in lots of shady business deals, but we know NOTHING about his mental or physical health. Actually anyone who has taken Psychology 101 can see how he projects (his failings onto others.) He also displays delusions of grandeur, which according to the Encyclopedia of Psychology is “a symptom found in psychotic or bipolar disorders, as well as dementia (such as Alzheimer’s).”
REAL Republicans should take another look at the Libertarians on the November ballot. Former Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld served as Republicans and at least are “fit for office”, especially our Iron Man (former New Mexico Governor Johnson who has won and participated in several triathlons.)