"For writers in the next half century and beyond, a comprehension of how creative writing, neurology, biology and our environment interact will be essential for a successful career."
- a link to the full article is in my bio and on the Descriptionari "About" page.
Angela Abraham (Daisy)
Without laws to require fair and balanced journalism, over time the media becomes a doomsday scroll of extremes. Especially vulnerable to mistruths are those who work with their hands, for they lack the luxury of increasing their logical thinking defences as the more academically employed do.
"Adjective and noun associations are worthy of our consideration because by careful linkage of words such as 'black' with strong emotionally positive words (such as in 'black heavens' and 'noble black night') we can start to program subconscious bias from the brain by creating a background neurochemistry that is more positive. This keeps the prefrontal cortex more fully operational and encourages more empathy in both thoughts and behaviours. Thus society develops better through their own choices and evolves. This is part of social evolution and this kind of awareness in writers is essential."
"When we make daily choices that are emotionally indifferent, the sort that the money-nexus makes faux-virtues of, we build our capacity for emotional indifference at the direct expense of our capacity for empathy, and thus the conflict between money and love is laid bare."
We were horror movie nuts, what can I say? So we crafted the sweetest and most loving Christmas messages out of cut out newspaper and magazine letters. They looked like a serial killer had sent them, and in fairness, every breakfast we were cereal killers, cornflakes mostly. The front of the cards were our photoshopped heads in spooky Christmas-themed places. We got old as the years passed, naturally, but somehow that joke never did and neither did our souls.
"It turns out, as obviousness would have it, that our brains (especially those of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in this case) have been teaching us neurology through comic books and the movies that have come from them."
Full article linked to from my profile, click "abraham" below, awesome!!