Emotional blindness

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Let’s just start this whole thing by saying I am not talking about Alexithymia. I am not talking about the inability to express one’s emotions and I am not talking about a person who is “cold” and has no emotion towards something or someone. I am not talking about indifference or a lack of empathy.

I am talking about people who get so caught up in their emotions that it keeps them from rationally thinking about something or someone. I am talking about people who let their emotions dictate their response to almost everything. I am talking about people who refuse to set their emotions aside, causing them to be blind to the way they are thinking and acting. I am talking about people who are controlled nearly completely by their emotions instead of using their head.

I am sure you know what I mean.

Take a look around. Watch the news. Look at either political side. Take any controversial subject.

There are far too many people who have emotional blindness. They simply have allowed their emotions to control them and they refuse to look at the issues in a rational, logical way. They refuse to get to the root of the issue and instead allow the emotions to taint any true thought.

It’s sad. It’s irritating. It’s frustrating.

It’s the state of our world, our country, our time.


  1. G. J. Jolly · April 17, 2021

    I agree. The pandemic is partly to blame, although now that we’re in our second year of it, I would think people would calm down and behave more pragmatically. I, personally, know some people that are behaving completely unreasonably, to the point where I would think medication is needed. Yes, frustrating.


    • backuphill · April 17, 2021

      I agree that the pandemic is partly to blame. I also think it has exacerbated some of the issues we are currently seeing to the point that the emotional blindness has turned hysterical. It is impossible to reason with someone who is emotionally blind. The just get more emotional and then use that emotion to try to “cancel” you.


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