angel or devil? from mae_amoreh's blog

I'm torn between these choices of behavior, in calling out flaws/mistakes:

(1) mindful of virtue and outcome, as in Attitudes & Responsibilities of Mastery

(2) just letting it rip: sarcasm, poking fun

The first one requires discipline and vision.
The second one celebrates integrity and honest expression.

Situational empathy (bioenergetic field co-resonance) influences the spontaneous reaction.

Thus if the environmental mood was say, poking fun at someone, my spontaneous response would be #2 snark.

It would take some effort and distancing to shift to #1.

Is the answer then all about effectivity? How would you know the results?

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Dark Enlightenment
Dec 19 '17
My question is why do you see the former as the proverbial angel and candor as the devil? One reflects honesty, one reflects cowardice. Restraint is the 'mother' archetype saying, "If you dont have anything nice to say." It is a product of conditioning. If the natural response is cynacism then only the fear of repercussion holds back authenticity. It's also an arrogant absolute moral mindset to assume sparing peoples precious feelings is virtuous. But then again, I couldn't give a fuck less about self mastery.My question is why do you see the former as the proverbial angel and candor as the devil? One reflects honesty, one reflects cowardice. Restraint is the 'mother' archetype saying, "If you dont ha...See more
mae_amoreh
Dec 20 '17
Re: Honesty vs Cowardice

I don't see it as cowardice. It's not so much cowardice as trying to shape a win-win scenario.

Anyway the situation that prompted this post was just an online post, not a serious personal matter. I chose #1, which is admittedly less amusing than #2... My friend responded favorably, basically just repeating my comment. Nobody talked shit about the subject after his comment. If I had chosen #2, which is a sarcastic parody, I doubt they would have understood my point.... O__O ..... It depends on the culture you are dealing with. And the intelligence and receptiveness of "their leader."

I had also attempted a frank expression once, nobody responded.

Sometimes, the stance of empathy (identification = potential agreement) can be more efficient than outright rude antagonism.
Re: Honesty vs Cowardice

I don't see it as cowardice. It's not so much cowardice as trying to shape a win-win scenario.

Anyway the situation that prompted this post was...See more
mae_amoreh
Dec 20 '17
@AK47 I know about that neverending debates... But you can also have neverending battles.
mae_amoreh
Dec 20 '17
Speaking of duels, of polarized perspectives. I am reminded of the principle of the third omni-polar state, which unifies the polarities and in the process eliminates distortions from each...
Anna
Dec 21 '17
In day to day situations, what works best is the combination of civility with firmness. The gentle but straightforward no bullshit attitude which often goes by the name of assertiveness. It's definitely less amusing than antagonism but much more effective if you want to achieve the goal instead of merely giving vent to your emotions.In day to day situations, what works best is the combination of civility with firmness. The gentle but straightforward no bullshit attitude which often goes by the name of assertiveness. It's definite...See more
mae_amoreh
Dec 26 '17
Thank you Anna! ^_^
mae_amoreh
Dec 26 '17
Thanks everyone for the discussion!
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