Being an empath, I was bombarded by her anger and outrage. I was also struck by the deep feeling of fear in her as well. It took me a long time to get over the emotional punch of our encounter.
Which brought me to a thought – do news media and other public voices – whether in print, on TV, or on social networks – purposely appeal to one’s emotions first? And if so, to what purpose?
And the search for answers brought me to explore what brains and reptiles have in common. More on this next week.
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