Ranjetul American

February 11, 2008 · Bagat la Diverse, Romania, Zosolisme 

Gand la gand cu bucurie! In timp ce zoso posteaza ceva pe profil (http://www.zoso.ro/2008/02/zmbeste-n-continuare.html) eu citeam ceva asemanator. (o sa transcriu mai jos, fara jena, din carte).
Chestia este…ca aia din vestul departat (America, zic) chiar sunt alt fel de oameni. Alieni, ceva de genul asta. N-am idee daca e direct legat de felul in care ranjesc tam-nesam, dar chiar cred ca sunt o alta specie. Asta ma duce cu gandul la Cristi…te pomenesti ca el e din specia aia?
In fine…
Deci: cititi mai jos (engleza nu e prea greoaie, zic eu)

Aristotle’s Challenge

 

Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not easy.

 

ARISTOTLE, The Nichomachean Ethics

 

It was an unbearably steamy August afternoon in New York City, the kind of sweaty day that makes people sullen with discomfort. I was heading back to a hotel, and as I stepped onto a bus up Madison Avenue I was startled by the driver, a middle-aged black man with an enthusiastic smile, who welcomed me with a friendly, “Hi! How you doing?” as I got on, a greeting he proffered to everyone else who entered as the bus wormed through the thick midtown traffic. Each passenger was as startled as I, and, locked into the morose mood of the day, few returned his greeting.

But as the bus crawled uptown through the gridlock, a slow, rather magical transformation occurred. The driver gave a running monologue for our benefit, a lively commentary on the passing scene around us: there was a terrific sale at that store, a wonderful exhibit at this museum, did you hear about the new movie that just opened at that cinema down the block? His delight in the rich possibilities the city offered was infectious. By the time people got off the bus, each in turn had shaken off the sullen shell they had entered with, and when the driver shouted out a “So long, have a great day!” each gave a smiling response.

The memory of that encounter has stayed with me for close to twenty years. When I rode that Madison Avenue bus, I had just finished my doctorate in psychology – but there was scant attention paid in the psychology of the day to just how such a transformation could happen. Psychological science knew little or nothing of the mechanics of emotion. And yet, imagining the spreading virus of good feeling that must have rippled through the city, starting from the passengers on his bus, I saw that this bus driver was an urban peacemaker of some sorts, wizardlike in his power to transmute the sullen irritability that seethed in his passengers, to soften and open their hearts a bit.

 

Daniel Goleman – Emotional Intelligence

Acuma…citind pe o diagonala postul original al lui zoso, si comentariile cititorilor pe diagonala ailalta, mie mi se pare ca zoso incearca sa comunice ceva. Deasemenea, mi se pare ca cititorii inteleg altceva si reactioneaza pe masura.
Fara sa am pretentia de a ma da rotund, incerc si eu sa inteleg cumva, de ce “aia” par sa fie “fericiti”, cum zice zoso. Nu e un subiect trivial, dimpotriva! Ne tot ciocnim in blogosfera mioritica de chestia asta tot timpul. Cum ar fi vesnica intrebare: “…da’ noi de ce nu putem sa comunicam ca aia de pe bloagele engleze, unde lumea dezagreeaza in mod civilizat?”

Poate din cauza ca noi nu zambim? Altruistic, vorbind, fara sa ne intrebam ce ne iese din asta?

PS. Cu mult timp in urma, m-am legat de White Wholf pe subiectul unei serii de posturi la el pe blog. Pur si simplu, nu puteam sa pricep ce il fascina pe el asa de tare la boschetarul ala.
Citind acuma cartea din care am citat mai sus, cred ca inteleg. La fel ca si Krossfire, mai evoluez si eu.
:)

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4 Comentarii to “Ranjetul American”

  1. WhiteWolf on February 12th, 2008 1:25 am

    "And yet, imagining the spreading virus of good feeling..." :)
    Ti-am zambit cu mult drag
    Cat despre titlu, e cel putin fabulos in opinia mea !

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  2. Blegoo on February 12th, 2008 1:41 am

    @WW: Multumesc. Speram si eu sa zambesti, in ciuda faptului ca eu ranjeam acru cand scriam ultimele randuri. :)

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  3. WhiteWolf on February 12th, 2008 1:46 am

    Indiferent cum ar fi, continui sa ramai de un optimism incorigibil
    Si mai ales asta te face unul dintre cei mai frumosi nebuni pe care i-am cunoscut.

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  4. >> Etichete la straini on February 12th, 2008 4:42 am

    Daca tot m-ai provocat cu "alienii" :) , am scris iata si eu mai multe despre subiect:

    [...] Vad insa ca Blegoo a surprins totusi corect (prin textul in engleza) efectele in esenta benefice pe care le are o asemenea manifestare, indiferent de izul ei de politically correct si posibil ipocrit. Voia buna influenteaza prin voie buna, in timp ce incruntarea transmite energie negativa. [...]

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