Are Not Emotions Persons? Why we need Emotional Intelligence to prevent burnout

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​”The only question left to be settled now is: Are women persons? And I hardly believe any of our opponents will have the hardihood to say they are not. Being persons, then, women are citizens; and no state has a right to make any law, or to enforce any old law, that shall abridge their privileges or immunities. Hence, every discrimination against women in the constitutions and laws of the several states is today null and void…” —Susan B. Anthony, 1873

Are Not Emotions Persons

The above quotation from the great American human rights advocate, Susan B. Anthony, for both women’s and anti-slavery causes changed attitudes for about the last 150 years. Increasingly salutary effects on humankind thus poured into the stream of human culture. This illuminating perspective continues to carry forward the struggle for more unqualified expression. This brief piece reinforces this positive impulse.

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