Identify: Mad (1)

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posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 05:31 PM
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I am working on a side project where I am looking at different emotions and figuring out what they are actually signifying, or their purpose - it is very cool because psychiatrists, in particular behaviorists, usually look at what they can observe without taking into account the workings of the mind.

Basically, to be able to make scientific observations of the mind is territory that really hasn't been looked into much, psychiatrists in general have even talked about it being un-measurable or not something that could be studied effectively.

My strategy of treating the mind like a quantum field and other things like that allow me to approach it.

I realize a lot of stuff I post on here is really strange, but ATS is a great place to share my thoughts on philosophical issues and get feedback, plus it stores what I write on the net for future use, if ever needed.

So here we go:




MAD
2
a : completely unrestrained by reason and judgment
b : incapable of being explained or accounted for

3 : carried away by intense anger : furious






Furious (1) : exhibiting or goaded by anger




Anger
to make angry





Angry
feeling or showing anger


Wow, okay... so even Merriam-Webster skips over defining emotions. I was trying to use them to specify what kind of mad I was about to define here.

Identify: Mad
We all have the power to do whatever we want with our lives.

Mad: This is an emotion that occurs when one realizes that their preconceived, incorrect view of the universe is wrong, as in not effective at helping them reach their maximum potential.

It causes the person to blind themselves to outside stimulus that could be used to improve their understanding of the universe. It is probably caused by knowing that although they are wrong, they have to stay wrong to be accepted by society (which is itself an entity), or have to develop their thought processes further before being able make them presentable and form a case, which would be hard to do without being forced from society in the process, as far as they know.




posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 05:48 PM
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Sounds like you're making up definitions, and getting mad that the dictionary doesn't agree with you. And it is VERY ironic.
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posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 05:48 PM
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Interesting.

But I think you are assigning too complicated a definition to the concept of being mad in the emotional sense. I tend to view it as the next level of being irritated.

As far as the psychological state of mind, I cannot find fault with the given definition.



posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 05:54 PM
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The word " mad " is an intensifier for a word/emotion following it's use. It supposedly was intended as such. I suppose it could have been hijacked a few times.



posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 06:44 PM
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Mad: This is an emotion that occurs when one realizes that their preconceived, incorrect view of the universe is wrong, as in not effective at helping them reach their maximum potential.


You mean mad as in very angry? Why does one need to be incorrect when mad? If someone harasses you and you get mad, are you wrong in some way?



posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 06:56 PM
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Americans use the word "mad" to describe angry. The British use the word "mad" to describe crazy. Same word two completely different uses depending on the user's country of origin.
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posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 07:04 PM
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You'd have to be mad to get mad about this madness.

What.. what did I do?

O.o



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 12:21 PM
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psychiatrists, in particular behaviorists, usually look at what they can observe without taking into account the workings of the mind.

Where in the world did you get this notion?

It's false. People in the field of psychiatry/psychology are the MOST INTERESTED in the workings of the mind. That is their profession.





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