To: Human Rights Activists
Subject: Linguistics of Emotions Subverting Human Rights
Maybe this is more appropriate for a class discussion, but I believe my arguments and grievances are worthy of the courts. In some aspects, my arguments are very simple, in other aspects, not so. I will do my best to explain.
My grievance revolves around the neurolinguistic understandings of the word “emotion” as misused within the world wide scientific and academic communities of psychology and psychiatry and ultimately in law and the courts. This human rights subversion is not easily communicated because “everyone” has been neuro-linguistically programed from birth with the common emotional paradigm that destructive emotions such as anger, fear, revenge, and hate are a driving force behind human behavior. This linguistic paradigm is only further engrained as a person continues their education into more advanced and complicated literary understandings. But the meaning and understanding of emotions as used in science, literature, and law is incorrect and the consequences of this misuse are devastating to individuals and their cultures.
Emotions such as fear, anger, hate, and revenge are commonly conceived as being aberrant and destructive. This injurious nature of emotions was outlined 3000 years ago by Homer in the Iliad. This is an erroneous understanding of how emotions have evolved for the health, well-being, and prosperity of an individual. The implications of destructive and aberrant emotions are that emotions are causal to an effect – that destructive emotions are the driving force behind the atrocities you yourself have witnessed and litigated against in the courts. They are not; emotions are not causal.
Emotions are not causal to behavior. Emotions are an effect of potentially very destructive cognitive behavior. It is cognitive behavior that changes a person’s biology that drives a person and culture towards insane behaviors, not emotions. Emotions are but the consciousnesses perception of these biological changes that are precipitated by cognitive activities.
The analogy is the “check engine light” on the dash of a car. Consciousness perceives the “light” as an indicator of something amiss in the engine. The light is not destructive nor aberrant, nor causal. The light indicates that something is going wrong within the engine and if ignored, or unattended to, there will be damaging failures within the engine. The light is an effect. The internal behaviors within the engine are the cause. Emotions are an effect. Cognitive behaviors, not emotional behaviors, are causal to the potentially destructive biological conditions within the body that drive the insane and abusive behaviors we are witnessing around the world.
I must introduce a new concept here that defines good feeling emotions and bad feeling emotions because within this understanding are the keys to transcending aggressive and abusive behavior. Good feeling and bad feeling emotions have a biological significance. Good emotional feelings correlate with a healthy biology and negative emotional feelings correlate with an unhealthy biology
If good feeling emotions correlated with an unhealthy activity – such as not eating – the body, if the feelings were followed, would die. Conversely, if bad feeling emotions correlated with a healthy activity – such as breathing – the body, if the feelings were followed, would not survive. This logic can be applied to any of numerous cognitive/biological/emotional/consciousness-awareness scenarios. Therefore, for the body to survive the evolutionary process, good feeling emotions must correlate with healthy
biological activity and bad feeling emotions must correlate with unhealthy biological activity.
The same logic goes for cognitive activity. If a person is cold and hungry and cognitive activities on how to obtain or create food and shelter were to emotionally feel painful and miserable, would such creative thought necessary for survival continue?
From a biological perspective, if it feels good, it is good. Therefore, cognitive activity – for societal and cultural ethical advancement – must learn how to reframe emotionally negative cognitive activity into “appropriate” emotional positive cognitive activity. We as individuals in a society must learn how to effectively use emotions to guide cognitive activity.
Within humanity’s current neuro-linguistically programed paradigm of emotions, emotions must be controlled, managed, and regulated because destructive emotions drive aggression. Within this new paradigm, emotions have developed a symbiotic relationship with the mind and body to promote health, prosperity, and well-being.
The significance of this distinction is profound. Within the current linguistic usage of the word emotion and its more precise negative variants such as fear, anger, and hate, the human mind is continually being linguistically reprogramed to shut off a biological feedback mechanism that, internally, protects the body and, externally, protects the culture and society one inhabits by promoting positive behavior. That is, for the survival and health of the individual, emotionally negative and destructive cognitive behaviors must be reframed into emotionally positive and constructive behaviors. This reconstituted negative, abusive, and adverse behavior into healthy and constructive behavior will then extend culturally outward and reshape society.
Note: for a more detailed argument and understanding of emotions as the perception of biological changes caused by cognitive activities, see the attached files:
- “Dear Scientific Community”
- Subject: Can the world psychological/linguistic communities standardize the definition of “emotion” within the cause/effect relationship between cognition, biology, emotion, and consciousness?
- “PHAA”: Public Health Awareness Announcement
- Subjects: Health Hazards of a 3000-year-old neuro-linguistic paradigm of emotions used as science.
- Cognition creates the biology that stimulates the emotional neurology consciousness then perceives.
- “Symbiotic Psychology, The Book”
- Symbiotic Psychology: The Synergy Between Mind, Body, Emotions, and Consciousness
Modern psychology’s emotional paradigm is but an extension of the erroneous linguistic emotional paradigm of emotions used in literature, including within religious texts as the Tora, Bible, and Koran. Current neuro-linguistic paradigm of emotions combines the causal understandings of biological changes with the effect understandings of emotional feelings and perceptions. Therefore, as currently used and defined, emotions are both its cause and its effect. When discussing and translating the word emotions, are they being translated as causal to biological changes that drive destructive behavior or is the translation an effect conveying the feelings and perceptions by consciousness of these biological changes?
Continual misuse and erroneous international translations of the emotional paradigm itself is a causal factor towards the abusive and criminal behaviors against human rights. By the continual translation, use, and lack of recognition of a dysfunctional emotional paradigm, people are being denied an awareness towards their nature emotional heritage and ability to transcend aggression, terrorist propaganda, and political mis-information. The mis-use of the emotional paradigm continues to support abusive behaviors against human rights.
Emotions from a scientific point of view – not from the literary paradigm we have learned from birth – cannot be destructive nor aberrant because they are not causal. Emotions are the effect of cognitive causal activity. It is cognitive activity that can be destructive and aberrant. Emotions are but a reflection of that activity. And most important, emotions can be used to understand, guide, reframe, and refine that emotionally negative cognitive activity into emotionally positive activity. It becomes behooving upon society to educate and train its citizenry of the nature of emotions and how to effectively use emotions towards one’s own health, well-being, and prosperity as well as for the health, well-being, and prosperity of the culture/society in which they live.
For the last fifteen years I have been writing to the academic world about their erroneous use and understanding of the word “emotion” and the implications of this misuse. I have attached my two most recent email campaign letters to over 18,000 academics in psychology, psychiatry, and linguistics around the world. I have also attached my book, Symbiotic Psychology: The Synergy Between Mind, Emotions, Body, and Consciousness, which I have made freely available at my websites, https://symbioticpsychology.com/ and https://emotional-evolution.com/ .
What do you think? What does your class think? You are welcome to share my email to your class that they may respond. Will continual misuse of a word further the atrocities and abusive behavior by aggressors, despots, and terrorists around the world who thrive on the emotion’s current erroneous cause/effect dichotomy? Do words matter?