Philosopher Joanna Macy writes of the oblivion we manufacture for ourselves to keep us from looking environmental problems straight in the eye. She quotes R. J. Clifton, a psychologist studying human response to catastrophe: “Suppression of our natural responses to disaster is part of the disease of our time. The refusal to acknowledge these responses causes a dangerous splitting. It divorces our mental calculations from our intuitive, emotional, and biological embeddedness in the matrix of life.
That split allows us passively to acquiesce in the preparations for our own demise.”📕Robin Wall KimmererBraiding Sweetgrass
Ignoring an emotional response hinders your ability to recognize and deal with a problem.Josh Beckman