Our emotions are a form of intelligence. Over and over again we have seen the lauding of some and condemnation of others. It’s tragic. Hans F. K. Günther and the rest of the Nazis lauded “Nordic” characteristics and tried to destroy others. Our emotions are no less part of us than our eye color, hair color, and body shape and function. We want to listen to them, not silence them.
In short, our feelings help us understand what’s going on in our lives.
This appreciation of our emotions is critical for the Peer and Caregiver Networks. We need the guidance they give us. Finally, someone has taken the trouble to do the research. We are grateful for Susan David‘s work. Her courage can help us appreciate the gifts our emotions are to us.