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    Default Becoming Emotionally Retarded?

    Ok, if Ghandi united Muslim fanatic Pakistan and Hindu India, than what else could be achieved with the NF way of thinking. I've been hearing that NFs worry about trivial things, but this is a dumb generalization.

    I believe there is way too much emphasis on cold logic now. I don't know if economist have factor feeling(self-actualization) in but economic growth as a highly promoted goal doesn't feel safe. To have economic growth, one is likely to increase the productivity of workers to avoid inflation. By doing this, their will be higher standards and more competition in academics to generate better human resources. This kind of academic is not three dimensional however and promotes legalized slavery in jobs.

    I think we're becoming emotionally retarded. I feel that we are becoming sheeple and not people.

    But perhaps feeling does not work as overtly as logic does and remains behind the scenes. This is an exception to cult-like, conforming Fe and self-centered, greedy Fi though.

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    Emotional retardation is a psychological response to the manipulation of oneself by people that really know how to use their Fe to target emotion or trigger emotional response. Examples: commercial advertising, sophism, self-pity-ers. It can be a good thing as well as a bad thing.
    Reyson: ...If you were to change your ways, I'm sure we could rebuild the relationship the two of us once shared.

    Naesala: Oh no, that I could never do. You see, humans are essential to the fulfillment of my ambitions.

    Reyson: You've changed, Naesala. If this is the path you've chosen, I've nothing left to say.

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    There is fuel in the desire to keep up with the Joneses. It's a materialistic desire that has been implanted from a young age into the minds of people. Therefore the more money people make, the more things they learn they absolutely "have" to have. Commercialism can be emotionally stagnant because people easily forget what is really important. It creates slaves of us all.

    NFs are at their best when times are bad because we know how to get people back in touch with what is really important. We inherently seem to know what strengths are important and which ones are superficial.
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    I'm so far out of the loop that I don't even know the Joneses.

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    That's nothing. I did not even know that the letters in Joneses could even be combined into a word nor did I know what the resulting word meant.
    Reyson: ...If you were to change your ways, I'm sure we could rebuild the relationship the two of us once shared.

    Naesala: Oh no, that I could never do. You see, humans are essential to the fulfillment of my ambitions.

    Reyson: You've changed, Naesala. If this is the path you've chosen, I've nothing left to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sriv View Post
    Emotional retardation is a psychological response to the manipulation of oneself by people that really know how to use their Fe to target emotion or trigger emotional response.
    Fe is a judging function that looks to one's environment for input. It is not something that can be "used" to do things in one's environment, nor manipulate, target, or trigger.


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    Century of Self

    Along these general themes, The Century of the Self asks deeper questions about the roots and methods of modern consumerism, representative democracy and its implications. It also questions the modern way we see ourselves, the attitude to fashion and superficiality.

    The business and, increasingly, the political world uses PR to read and fulfill our desires, to make their products or speeches as pleasing as possible to us. Curtis raises the question of the intentions and roots of this fact. Where once the political process was about engaging people's rational, conscious minds, as well as facilitating their needs as a society, the documentary shows how by employing the tactics of psychoanalysis, politicians appeal to irrational, primitive impulses that have little apparent bearing on issues outside of the narrow self-interest of a consumer population.

    He cites a Wall Street banker as saying "We must shift America from a needs- to a desires-culture. People must be trained to desire, to want new things, even before the old have been entirely consumed. [...] Man's desires must overshadow his needs."...



    The Disaffected Individual

    The political economy of spiritual value is that of the libidinal economy—where value is in general only worth something for one who desires it. It is only worth something inasmuch as it is inscribed in the circuit of desire, of one who only desires what remains irreducible to the commensurability of all values....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sriv View Post
    That's nothing. I did not even know that the letters in Joneses could even be combined into a word nor did I know what the resulting word meant.
    Ah...well for anyone else who has difficulty...

    Keeping up with the Joneses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Jonesing on the Jones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiddo View Post
    Ah...well for anyone else who has difficulty...

    Keeping up with the Joneses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Lol, never take me seriously.
    Reyson: ...If you were to change your ways, I'm sure we could rebuild the relationship the two of us once shared.

    Naesala: Oh no, that I could never do. You see, humans are essential to the fulfillment of my ambitions.

    Reyson: You've changed, Naesala. If this is the path you've chosen, I've nothing left to say.

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