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Too Many Feels

Scott Ott brings us a modern update on the syrupy 1974 superhit by Morris Albert; the new lyrics are: Feelings / Nothing Less Than Feelings / Tying to forget my / overwhelming neurotic need to constantly harp upon my perpetually reinforced sense of being a victim of my emotions such as sadness or love… Okay, it may not scan as well as the original, but the idea that we are constantly making kids feel WORSE by always asking them how they FEEL is, thank God, starting to gain some traction. 

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Davey Packer
March 22, 2024 1:09 PM

Love it Bill, not so much “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” as “Don’t Ask, Tell!”.

Regarding the log/motor boat analogy, I’d say life’s more akin to sailing a boat. You have control of the sails and the rudder, but not the wind and the tides.

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Pat Tarzwell
March 18, 2024 11:26 AM

“Stop It” a great Bob Newhart short you can find on You-tube. He nails the essence of what physiatry should return to. Very funny. Great post as always gents.

Phil LeMay
March 18, 2024 7:14 AM

There’s a great illustration of the “state oriented” personality type on YouTube.
It’s a video titled “It’s Not About The Nail”.
It showcases a couple sitting in a living room setting. She’s complaining about the pain and discomfort that’s distracting her and making her miserable.
She has a 3-penny nail sticking out of her forehead, right between her eyes!
But every time the male attempts to point this out, she snaps at he’s ignoring her feelings!
The video is about 4:30. Go check it out for the distilled essence of what Scott is discussing here.

Keith Jackson
March 17, 2024 9:04 PM

Feelings? We don’t need no stinking feelings.
Shut up and eat your gruel, you can have feelings when I’m gone.

Karin Thomas
March 17, 2024 7:11 PM

This country has moved from being thinkers to being feelers. Nowadays one almost never hears someone start a sentence with “I think…” It always starts with “I feel…” It is all subjective, all emotion driven. And it fuels wanting kids to feel things all the time instead of using their heads for something besides a hat rack. Using their brain for something besides keeping their ears apart. My parents never said, “How do you feel about…” They said, “Use your head,” meaning “think about it.” But we pretty much have two generations who have been hovered over so that their… Read more »

ALICE LEYVA
March 17, 2024 10:29 AM

STOP IT !!! So appropriate. First thing the doctor says. Only “How are you?” is what he or she says, and then I say “Fine, thank you,” because that is how we are raised. Then I want o say something I shouldn’t

Phil LeMay
Reply to  ALICE LEYVA
March 18, 2024 7:16 AM

When the doctor says, “How are you?”, what he’s really saying is “Why are you here today?”
It’s a diagnostic inquiry, not a pleasantry.

David B
March 17, 2024 10:00 AM

“Feelings” is all about ME, ME. ME. An awfully small world to live in.

Donald Lehoux
March 16, 2024 7:46 AM

STAY stoic as a MAN. Never show a woman your feelings as a man because it shows weakness and she wants a strong stoic man.
I agree with preparing your children for the world.

David Maxwell
March 16, 2024 7:28 AM

Scott is still out of focus

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Reply to  David Maxwell
March 17, 2024 10:27 AM

Yes he is and that’s because they shoot these Right Angle episodes all in one batch right after they shoot the Backstage episode. If you’ll notice they’re wearing the same clothes all week. Either they shoot this all in one day or they all lack access to laundry facilities. Thus any problems with the Backstage audio or video are very likely going to be carried over to the following week’s Right Angle(s). Unless sometime during the post-Backstage shooting they discover and correct whatever issue Backstage had. Scott’s video is likely to be blurry until after the next Backstage release. If… Read more »