Sunday, October 16, 2011

Contrasting Psychologies

Ever since a friend observed that I thought someone was smart because they had opinions with which I agreed, I've been a little leery of thinking that. I still do, because thinking like me -- how else would I define someone being smart? (I know, I know: there are ways.)

So I won't say that this guy is smart. But....he's pretty good!

The Contrasting Psychologies of 'Occupy Wall Street' and the 'Tea Party'
Todd Essig, Contributor

What to make of Occupy Wall Street: ignore it as silly excess or embrace the movement? celebrate the energy or ridicule the process? fear the consequences or welcome the possibilities? No easy answers, except for the wrong ones. What can be said is that how you respond at this still early stage depends on how your psychology fits, or doesn’t, with the psychology of this emerging movement, and how that fit contrasts with the very different psychology of the Tea Party.

(The rest of the article can be found on the Forbes site, here. )

2 comments:

bill said...

I have mixed feelings on this occupy wall street. I understand some of the frustrations of this movement if it can be called that, but most often these protests fizzle out. I am in sympathy but can't wholeheartedly support it.

Cerulean Bill said...

So long as the economy remains sour, there will be kindling fpr this sort of thing. I'm surprised at how widespread its been. Apparently, lots of people don't like fat cats and political lapdogs.