What are you feeling?
Nothing inspires an emotional response like politics. Whether the present election cycle is getting you down or goading you to action, it’s affecting you. Join me in exploring the nuances of words that might pertain to your feelings.
On the not-so-positive side, you might be feeling:
appalled – terror or dismay at a shocking but apparently unalterable situation
daunted – disheartened or intimidated
dismayed – fear or discouragement at the prospect of some difficulty or problem which one doesn’t know how to resolve
horrified -- horror, loathing or irritation at that which shocks or offends one
enervated – a loss of force, vigor, or energy
debilitated – temporarily weakened
undermined or sapped – weakened or impaired by subtle, gradual, or stealthy means
Or you might find this race for president is filling you with energy. If so, you might be feeling:
exhilarated – an enlivened elevating of the spirits
stimulated – roused from inertia, inactivity or lethargy
invigorated – filled with vigor or energy in a physical sense
vitalized – invigorated or animated in a non-physical sense
quickened – roused to action
Most of us are a hodge-podge of all these. I’m hoping you might leave a comment noting which reactions seem strongest in you.
(the above offer is good for the first ten folks who respond)