Are you emotional or stoic?

Love and hate; pretty and ugly; dark and light –without one the other would not exist. Emotions are real—good or bad — and necessary to grow, evolve and to communicate with each other.

Emotions are universal. Anger is just as important as happiness yet we avoid the former and that negates achieving the latter. The ‘right’ balance is profoundly personal, dynamic and cultural.  

God is emotional. His wrath is worse than our anger. His need for control buried in rules dictated by various religions. A theologian once told me the Bible represents our limited knowledge base. The God of our Bible exists only on paper and in our minds. He used the term heuristic. Look it up….not easy to comprehend but says it all.

My point is: embrace all emotions, feel their energies, learn to deploy them like troops on a mission. God does. Emotions are life forces of energy connecting us to each other and rest of the world. Said differently, harmony with nature starts with acknowledging feelings.

Are you emotional or stoic?


Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

3 thoughts on “Are you emotional or stoic?”

  1. Um….. are those my only 2 options? Can’t I be an epicurean for instance (sob, sob)?

    Pssstt…..your “theologian” must have had some major digestive problems after having been fed and devoured the fruits from the tree of knowledge, and forgot the math that came with it. What a loser.


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