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which would be one which...
or: who's on first?
It would be too complicated (read, lengthy, boring and blood-pressure-raising [mine; I don't know about yours]) to explain how I came across this British site called Antidote: campaign for emotional literacy. It could have benefited from some plain old unemotional literacy. "Antidote's mission statement is to promote emotional literacy across all sections of society." No, no, no. You see, that's your mission. Saying so is your mission statement. Even in the interests of brevity, you cannot put both in the same sentence. Do you understand this? Do you understand how I feel about this? But maybe that's just me. Well, yeah... who the fuck else would it be? You think I'm ghost-writing this shit for myself, then stepping back to consider whether I'm being fair? Did you just arrive, perhaps? Did you get here by searching up "self-esteem" on Google and think you'd found the motherlode? Maybe a brief in-context example will set you straight. This Antidote site is the hare-braindest pile of regurgitated pig swill I've ever come across. And that, my friends, is genuinely saying something. I suspect it all comes from Daniel Goleman and his fatuous spew about Emotional Intelligence. I can't bring myself to read it. Just the cover makes me want to retch. And possibly knowing that Goleman was once El Presidente of the Transpersonal Psychology Association. Oooh! And has teamed up with the Dali Llama to tell us more and more about some useless information. The Dali Llama, that whore. He'd team up with Susie Fucking Bright if he thought he could get his kisser on yet another book cover. Christ, he's worse than Oprah! Hey, I know! I'm going to start a racist humor magazine called Okra and put Aunt Jemima on every motherfucking cover.

So much for the blood pressure. Anyway nevermind. Listen to this crap. If this is the Antidote, give me the Poison, quick!


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To develop a more emotionally literate society, we need to convince policy-makers, business leaders and everyone else to value and implement the four pillars of an emotionally literate society, which would be one which [my italics]

  • Strives to value people for who they are, and enables them to realise the many dimensions of themselves
  • Creates opportunities for people to appreciate the diverse views, feelings and values of one another.
  • Ensures that real dialogue takes place between leaders and those who are affected by their decisions.
  • Attends to the long-term emotional and social consequences of all our decisions and actions.

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